Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella Birth Control Pills (Beyaz)
Yaz Update (May 21, 2010): The FDA is informing the public about new information that is being assessed as part of FDA's ongoing safety review of birth control pills that contain drospirenone. The review will further evaluate the risk of blood clots in women who use these products.
Drospirenone is a type of female sex hormone called a progestin. Several studies have reported that the risk of blood clots in women who use birth control pills containing drospirenone is higher than that for women who use pills containing progestin levonorgestrel. Other studies have not found an increased risk.
The FDA is currently evaluating the conflicting results.
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Beyaz tablets are an estrogen/progestin combined birth control pill. Beyaz is based on the approved product YAZ, which contains the same doses of estrogen and progestin.
Yaz is a prescription birth control pill manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. As with other birth control pills, Yaz , Yasmin and Ocella contain the hormones estrogen and progestin in order to prevent pregnancy. The progestin used in Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella however, is dropsirenone, which has been linked to serious medical conditions in medical studies.
Serious side effects found to be associated with dropsirenone as contained in Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pills include:
- heart attack,
- deep vein thrombosis,
- pulmonary embolism,
- blood clots,
- abnormal heart rhythm,
- gall bladder injury, and
Due to the potentially serious and life-threatening dangers associated with Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella side effects should be immediately evaluated by a doctor.
Currently neither the FDA nor the manufacturer has issued a Yaz recall and it remains one of the most popular birth control pills.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious adverse side effects after taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact your doctor immediately. We are also available to advise you of your rights.
If you believe you have been injured by Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, please contact our experienced injury attorneys today. Call us at 800-621-2020 or Contact Us online.