The Dangers of Yaz, Yasmin, & Ocella Prescription Drugs | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are the most popular birth control pills in the United States. Nevertheless, they come with terrible side effects and could potentially be deadly.

Women who take Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic version Ocella are at a higher risk for:

  • Blood clots including deep vein thrombosis
  • Breast lump
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Gallstones
  • Nausea
  • Pain spreading to the arm or shoulder
  • Pancreatitis
  • Problems with vision, speech, or balance
  • Stroke
  • Sudden numbness
  • Sweating
  • Symptoms of depression

Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, side effects, prescription, medications, birth control, injuryIf these side effects weren’t bad enough, Bayer (the company which manufactures these dangerous drugs) have used dubious marketing techniques to increase profits. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Bayer to correct their misleading advertisements which touted Yaz and Yasmin as not only a great birth control pill, but also capable of fighting acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Bayer was required to run corrective ads in 27 states informing the public that these prescription drugs did nothing to help with acne, PMDD, and other misleading claims in their ads.

The unethical practices did not stop with Bayer’s advertising. FDA inspectors uncovered testing problems at the company’s plant in Berghamen, Germany. Inspectors reported Bayer measured the quality of its drug ingredients based on an average of several samples, instead of reporting individual tests results. Bayer shipped eight drug batches to the U.S. that were tested using the method, which the FDA does not accept.

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We’ve already seen the tragic results of Bayer’s questionable methods. A young woman died in Switzerland and health regulators suspect her death was connected to taking Yaz.

So what does this mean to you? It’s very clear – if you’re taking or have taken Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella check with your physician to see if you’ve suffered any adverse side effects. You also need to consult with an attorney immediately. You should not have to suffer from the horrendous side effects these dangerous drugs inflict. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience and we want to talk with you about your potential case. Call us right away at (833) 997-1774 or fill out our quick contact form.