Yaz is a combination birth control pill containing drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. It has been marketed by Bayer as 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, as well as the only birth control pill that also treats premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD is a physical and emotional condition that many women suffer from before menstration. Common symptoms of PMDD include severe depression, irritability and tension.
Recent studies suggest that women who take Yaz, a fourth generation contraceptive, may be at an increased risk for serious side effects, including blood clots, stroke and heart attacks.
Yaz problems may also include:
- leg swelling,
- arm swelling,
- crushing chest pain,
- blurred vision,
- double vision, and
- loss of vision.
Public Citizen has stated that "[t]here is no medical reason that you should be using Yaz rather than one of the older pills containing the progestins norgestrel, levonorgestrel or northindrone."
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict dangerous pharmaceutical and unsafe drug cases. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a prescription medication, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
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