Massachusetts Yaz®/Yasmin® Injury Attorneys

Massachusetts Drug Recall Injury Attorneys

Yaz® and Yasmin® are oral contraceptives designed to prevent pregnancy. Yaz® has also been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder, characterized by severe depression symptoms, irritability, and tension before menstruation. Yaz® can also help treat moderate acne, although this is not its main purpose.

Yaz® and Yasmin® are both manufactured by Bayer Corporation, and have been the subject of thousands of complaints regarding negative side effects. If you live in Massachusetts and have suffered a health complication after taking Yaz® or Yasmin®, talk to a Massachusetts Yaz®/Yasmin® injury attorney to discuss your possible claim.

Problems with Yaz®/Yasmin®

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The problems with Yaz®/Yasmin® are linked to drospirenone, a synthetic progestin and the birth control’s main ingredient. This female hormone works against your body’s balance between water and salt. The result can be increased potassium levels—a condition called hyperkalemia, which can cause serious heart problems and other concerns.

Some of the side effects associated with Yaz® and Yasmin® include:

  • Heart attack
  • Kidney failure
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Stroke
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Blood clots (especially in the legs and lungs)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Wrongful death

The FDA’s Warning

The FDA sent a letter to Bayer, regarding its misleading advertising that this pill is more dangerous than it was being marketed. In the letter, the FDA noted that the side effects are not only dangerous, they can cause potentially more harm than other oral contraceptives because of the drospirenone.

Bayer was required to stop marketing Yaz®/Yasmin® until the pharmaceutical company updated its marketing material and labeling information to include the sufficient warnings.

If you have experienced any adverse side effects after taking Yaz® or Yasmin®, please contact our Massachusetts Yaz®/Yasmin® injury attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732). You deserve to be fairly compensated for your injuries and hold the negligent party responsible, so make that call today.