What is YAZ?
Introduced in 2006, Yaz is a birth control pill that quickly soared in popularity, briefly becoming the best-selling oral contraceptive in the U.S. However, Yaz (also known as Yasmin or by its generic name, Ocella) has been shown to cause numerous side effects, some of which can be severe and life-threatening. If you or someone you know have suffered from pain or complications because of Yaz, we are here to help. Simply fill out the form to learn more.
Yaz and Blood Clots
If you or someone you know has taken Yaz or Yasmin and has experienced blood clot symptoms, contact your medical provider immediately.
Yasmin blood clots can lead to serious conditions like deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, which can be life threatening.
Yaz or Yasmin may also increase blood potassium levels, a dangerous side effect that can lead to a potentially deadly heart attack. The risk of gallbladder problems is reportedly elevated in Yaz users as well due to the drug’s diuretic effects.
Misleading Advertisements for Yaz
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Bayer, the maker of Yaz, on several occasions due to false and misleading statements made in past advertisements for Yaz. The advertisements were intended to give the impression that Yaz is approved to treat all severities of acne and that it could be used to treat symptoms of PMS in addition to its contraceptive properties. In fact, Yaz is only approved to treat moderate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD. The FDA also indicated that the ads failed to adequately warn about Yaz’s associated risks as well.
Side Effects of Yaz
- Heart attack
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Gallbladder disease
- Sudden death
Symptoms of a Yaz blood clot can include:
- Sudden severe headaches
- Swelling or pain in the arms or legs
- Chest pain
- Coughing blood
- Blurred vision/loss of vision
- Pain localized in the back of the lower leg