Rhode Island Yaz®/Yasmin® Injury Attorneys

Rhode Island Drug Recall Attorneys

Yaz® and Yasmin® are two birth control pills that were designed to prevent pregnancy by combining ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen) with drospirenone (a progestin). Although this innovative progestin has been shown to have additional benefits, such as alleviating premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and moderate acne, dangerous side effects began to surface. Drospirenone increases the body’s potassium levels, which can cause hyperkalemia and result in serious heart problems and other health dangers.

If you have taken Yaz® or Yasmin® and suffered a health complication resulting from this birth control pill, talk to a Rhode Island Yaz®/Yasmin® injury attorney to protect your rights and discuss your potential product liability claim.

Dangers of Yaz®/Yasmin®

Drug Recall AttorneysYasmin® has a lower dose of the progestin drospirenone, and was introduced into the marketplace in 2001. Then Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. introduced Yaz® in 2006. It wasn’t long after they hit the market that Yaz® and Yasmin® became associated withserious health risks, such as:

  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Gall bladder damage
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Blood clots
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Kidney failure
  • Seizures
  • Pancreatitis

These oral contraceptives have also been blamed for at least 50 deaths between 2004 and 2008.

Other Drospirenone-Containing Birth Control Pills

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has voiced its concern regarding certain kinds of birth pills and the risk of blood clots. Two recent studies have revealed a greater risk for women who are taking oral contraceptives that contain drospirenone, such as:

  • Bayer’s Yaz®, Yasmin®, BeYaz®, Safyral, Sandoz’s Syeda and Loryna
  • Barr Laboratories’ Ocella
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals’ Zarah
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals’ Loryna also contain drospirenone

To be safe, women taking a drospirenone-containing birth control pill should consult their doctor about their individual risks versus benefits. Do not stop taking your birth control pill until you consult your doctor, as this could also produce an adverse reaction.

If you live in Rhode Island and have suffered an injury due to Yaz®/Yasmin®, please contact our Rhode Island Yaz®/Yasmin® attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) today to file your claim and collect the money you deserve from the at-fault party.