Not so long ago, Yaz and Yasmin birth control were considered to be one of the most advanced and effective forms of contraceptives on the market, but those days are over. According to Bnet, about 190 women have died after taking Yaz and its predecessor Yasmin and countless more have suffered life-threatening injuries. Bayer has denied reports detailing the deadly effects of these defective medications, and say that they are perfectly safe.
Several studies have shown that Bayer-manufactured Yaz and Yasmin (also known as Yazmin) which contain the hormone Drospirenone, have a higher risk of developing serous blood clots that those who were prescribed other types of contraceptives. Ocella is the generic form, which is marketed and distributed by Teva Pharmaceuticals, and was approved by the FDA in 2008.
Yaz and Yasmin Side Effects
If you have been taking Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, or any medication containing Drospirenone, and feel you may be experiencing negative side effects, you should contact your primary care physician immediately. This defective product has side effects that range from mild to very severe, but tending to them while they are in their early stages may prevent them from becoming more serious. The following are some of the more severe side effects:
- Blood clots
- Gall bladder disease
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