Yaz®, Yasmin®, Ocella®

A Dangerous Drug

Yasmin®, Yasminelle®, Yaz®, Beyaz®, Ocella®, Zarah®, and Angeliq®, are combination products of drospirenone (also known as 1,2-dihydrospirorenone, a synthetic hormone used in birth control pills.) Plus an estrogen such as ethinylestradiol.

The Yaz® birth control pill has been on the market since 2006. Yaz® is taken orally once-daily to prevent pregnancy. Yasmin®, a birth control drug very similar to Yaz®, has been on the market since 2001. It contains the same hormone as Yaz® and is associated with the same health issues.

In 2003 and 2008 the FDA released severe warnings about advertising claims made by Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz® and Yasmin®.

Yaz and Blood Clots and Gallbladder Problems

There are reports linking Yaz® and Yazmin® to serious side effects. Some of these side effects include blood clots in lungs (pulmonary embolism), strokes, blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT), and gallbladder and gallstone problems. These health risks include sudden death, cardiovascular Yasmin, Yaz, Ocella and Gianvi Require Boxed Warnings for Their Life Threatening Effects

The FDA has repeatedly admonished Bayer for its inappropriate advertising and poor conditions at its manufacturing plant. The FDA has also recognized that Yasmin®, Yaz®, Ocella® and Gianvi® lead to severe and life-threatening side effects, including:

  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • Gallbladder disease (leading to gallbladder removal)

These side effects have also led to the death of several individuals. The FDA now requires Bayer to include boxed labeling on all Yasmin®, Yaz®, Ocella® and Gianvi® packaging.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered serious medical problems related to the use of Yaz®, Yasmin®, or Ocella®, please contact a doctor immediately. Additionally, if you have lost a loved one who was taking one of these birth control medications from a sudden heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, or gallbladder disease, please report the incident to the deceased’s doctor and FDA. If Yaz®, Yasmin®, Beyaz® or Ocella® caused blood clots that placed your health in danger before the FDA ordered a new warning label in May 2012, you should join the thousands of other women seeking justice from the maker of these contraceptives.

For more information on Yaz®, Yasmin®, or Ocella® lawsuits, please the contact McDivitt Law Firm at (877) 846-4878 or click here for a free and confidential case evaluation.