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Yaz is linked to Heart Attack

What is Yaz used for?


Yaz (Yasmin), manufactured by Bayer, is a birth control pill used for preventing pregnancy, treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and to treat acne in women who also want to prevent pregnancy.  This oral contraceptive is classified as a fourth-generation pill.  Yaz contains two hormones known as estrogen and progestin.  This oral contraceptive works by preventing the maturation and release of eggs from the ovary (ovulation).  This drug also thickens the mucus of the cervix, making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus and making it more difficult for an embryo to embed into the uterine wall if a fertilized egg is released.


Yaz is different from other birth control pills in that the progesterone in the pill is in the form of drospirenone, which has an anti-androgenic effect.  Androgens are male hormones like testosterone.  Women also produce testosterone but generally not as much as males.  Testosterone may cause acne, which some women would like to prevent. Drospirenone is used to inhibit testosterone so that you are less likely to experience acne breakouts.  A side effect of drospirenone is that it may increase the levels of potassium in your blood, increasing the risk of heart attack.


Older forms of birth control pills have 21 active pills and 7 inactive pills whereas Yaz has 24 active pills and 4 inactive pills.  It has been demonstrated that having fewer inactive pills tends to lessen symptoms you experience just before and during your period.  Yaz has been demonstrated to be a very effective oral contraceptive in clinical trials as well as being very effective in treating PMDD and acne problems.



Yaz has a Number of Side Effects:


There are a number of side effects reported by physicians and women who have taken Yaz.  Serious side effects you need to look out for include blood clots, stroke, heart attack, gall bladder damage and inflammation of the pancreas.  Blood clots that originate in the lower leg may break loose and become lodged in your lungs causing pulmonary embolism, heart attack and stroke.  Blood clots have been reported in women who have no history of clotting problems.  These are life-changing effects, which may cause pain in the clot region, brain damage, create future pregnancy problems and an increased risk of developing more clots. 


If you have experienced a heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, clotting problems or any other Yaz related illness while on Yaz you may be entitled to financial compensation. You may want to contact a Yaz lawyer to see if you qualify for a Yaz lawsuit.  Yaz lawsuits are currently being filed across the country.

Susan Ardizzoni, Ph.D. holds a Doctorate in Biology with a major in Neuroscience (medical) and minors in Biochemistry, Physics, and Mathematics with experience in basic and clinical research.  Although the author is not an attorney, this article was sponsored by the law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP and constitutes Attorney Advertising.  To learn more about Yaz lawyer or Yaz lawsuit please visit www.ConsumerInjuryLawyers.com

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