Yaz Side Effects and Problems

Beyaz® and YAZ® (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is prescribed for women who choose the Pill to prevent pregnancy. It is designed to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Introduced in 2006, Yaz® and Yasmin® are popular birth control pills prescribed to over 100 million women. They became widely used after Bayer marketed them as safe birth control alternatives with limited PMS (premenstrual syndrome), bloating, and acne, compared to traditional oral contraceptives.

Yaz® and Yazmin® quickly became the most popular and best-selling oral contraceptive in the United States. but as quickly as the drug’s popularity skyrocketed, it plummeted amid concerns that it raises the risk of deadly blood clots more than older contraceptive pills.

In recent years, researchers have found that drospirenone may cause more severe Yaz side effects.  In studies, drospirenone has been shown to raise levels of potassium in the blood, which increases the risk of blood clots and blood clot-related events, including:

  • Stroke
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Blood Clots
  • Gallbladder damage
  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Death

If you have used Yaz®, Yazmin® or Ocella® and have experienced any of the above side effects, contact McDivitt Law today. Call toll free 877-846-4878, or click here for a consultation form.