Why is Yaz dangerous?

September 15, 2009

Yaz and Yasmin, birth control pills made by Bayer, are potentially more dangerous to women than other contraceptives on the market today. In fact, the claims made in Yaz and Yasmin side effect lawsuits are finding support in two studies recently published in the British Medical Journal. These studies showed that users of Yaz and Yasmin are 6.3 times more likely to suffer blood clots. Blood clots can lead to fatal health problems including strokes, heart arrhythmia and heart attacks.

The reason that Yaz and Yasmin pose such dramatic health risks to users is an ingredient in the pills called drospirenonem. Drospirenonem is a progestin, which is a type of hormone that causes changes in the uterus. Yasmin and Yaz are the only birth controls on the market that contain drospirenonem.

The problem with drospirenonem, which is at the center of the recent Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits, is that this progestin increases the user’s level of potassium. Our bodies need potassium because it helps to regulate out heartbeats. However, if our body has too much potassium it can lead to a condition known as hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia can lead to cardiac arrhythmia, which is the medical term for an irregular heartbeat.

Lawsuits over Yaz and Yasmin are chockfull of confusing medical terminology, but the bottom line is clear: these two types of birth control pills are dangerous and have lead to serious injury, and even death, for many women.

Fears | Nachawati is currently taking Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits. We represent victims of Yaz and Yasmin side effects in bringing legal claims to obtain the compensation they deserve.

Contact us today to receive free legal advice about your possible Yasmin or Yaz lawsuit. The consultation is free, and you are under no further obligations. To speak with one of our Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit attorneys,simply email us at info@fnlawfirm.com or call us on our toll-free number at 1.866.705.7584 for a free consultation.

 

 

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