Side Effects of Yaz and Yasmin are Potentially Life Threatening | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

yaz, yasmin, birth control, side effect, side effects, injury lawyer, stroke, gallstones Yaz and Yasmin, the two most popular birth control pills in the United States, are not perfect prescription drugs. In fact, the side effects they inflict on young women can be horrendous, even life threatening.  It seems that the numerous warnings and side efffect list is getting longer and longer.

Women who take Yaz and Yasmin are at a higher risk for gallstones, gall bladder removal surgery, stroke, blood clots, symptoms of depression, a breast lump, sudden numbness, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance, chest pain, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, and sweating. Following gall bladder surgery women may face gallbladder removal side effects.  As far as blood clots, pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and even pancreatitis have been reportedly linked to Yaz.

Wow, talk about a drug with baggage. It makes you wonder how some of the prescription medications get approval from the FDA in the first place. 

Bayer, the company which produces Yaz and Yasmin, has been served with 74 lawsuits brought by women who say they developed serious health problems. I expect the number of lawsuits to increase dramatically in the near future. As mentioned earlier, the litany of detrimental side effects clearly indicate these are dangerous drugs.

As an injury lawyer who works for a firm that regularly represents people seriously injured , I am shocked Yaz and Yasmin are still on the open market. A woman died in Switzerland and health regulators believe Yaz played a role.

Here’s a video of a young woman describing her experience with Yaz…

The FDA needs to investigate Yaz and Yasmin, and young women who are currently taking either of these prescription drugs should consider another birth control pill.  However, if you or a family member or friend have suffered one of the serious complications of this dangerous drug, please contact our attorneys for a free initial confidential consultation.