Yasmin/Yaz Side Effects Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has used Yaz or Yasmin and suffered a stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism or other blood clot injury, contact us now for a free, private Yaz lawsuit attorney consultation. We take Yasmin/Yaz cases in all 50 states. Call 800-845-6913 or use the Yaz Lawsuit Attorney Consultation form on this page. Get a Yasmin/Yaz lawsuit attorney who will listen to your questions, address your concerns and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Yasmin and Yaz Birth Control Pills
Yasmin and Yaz are combination oral contraceptive drugs, containing both an eastrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and progestin (drospirenone). Yasmin received FDA approval in 2001. Yaz was approved by the FDA in 2006. Ocella, the generic of Yasmin, has been on the market since 2008. Yasmin and Yaz are manufactured by Bayer.
FDA Warning Letter: YAZ TV Commercials
Yaz FDA Warning Letter
In October 2008, an FDA warning letter was issued to Yaz maker Bayer citing two deceptive Yaz television commercials. The FDA warning letter stated that the Yaz TV ads "Balloons" and "Not gonna take it" contained serious violations of federal law prohibiting prevent false and misleading advertising of drugs.
Specifically, the FDA said that the Yaz TV ads 1) misleadingly promoted Yaz to treat acne of all severities and PMS, both uses unapproved by the FDA; 2) misleadingly overstated effectiveness of Yaz in treating both conditions; and 3) deceptively minimized the risks of serious, even life threatening Yaz birth control side effects.
After the FDA warning letter was sent, the attorneys general of 27 states took legal action against Bayer for the misleading Yaz TV ads. Bayer has agreed to submit future Yaz television commercials to the FDA for approval and conduct a $20 million corrective Yaz advertising campaign to counteract the original deceptive and misleading Yaz advertising campaign.
Yaz Side Effects
Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptive use has been linked to stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), cardiac arhythmias, gallbladder disease (and removal), and sudden death. Use of the drug Ocella, the generic version of the estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and progestin (drospirenone) combination birth control medication Yasmin, also has been linked to an increased risk of these serious, even life-threatening adverse side effects.
Yaz Blood Clot Side Effects
Yaz and Yasmin blood clot side effects include blood clots in the lungs, legs, pelvis, arms, eyes and head. The following symptoms may indicate more serious, life threatening Yaz blood clot side effects:
- sudden severe headaches
- pain and swelling in the legs or arms
- pain to the back of the lower leg (calf area)
- sharp or crushing chest pain with coughing (up blood, sometimes)
- eye problems including blurred vision, double vision, or the complete loss of sight
Yaz Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
Blood clots in the lungs, called pulmonary embolism or PE, occur when a blood clot formed elsewhere in the body (usually in a leg) breaks free, travels through the bloodstream into the lung and blocks the main artery in the lung (pulmonary artery) or one of its branches. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious, life threatening condition. Usually, the source of the embolism is a blood clot (thrombus) deep in a leg. Symptoms of pulmonary embolism/PE include sudden shortness of breath, rapid breathing, chest pain worsened by breathing, and coughing (up blood, sometimes). Untreated, PE results in death in more than 1/4 of the cases.
DVT refers to the Yasmin/Yaz blood clotting side effect Deep Vein Thrombosis. DVT is the formation of a blood clot ("thrombus") in a deep vein, usually in the leg or pelvis. DVT often requires hospitalization and may result in pulmonary embolism (PE) and death. The use of Yasmin and Yaz birth control has been linked to an increased risk of this serious, life threatening blood clot side effect.