Since 2004, at least 50 deaths have been reported in women taking Yasmin® and similar contraceptives. Some of these women were as young as 17. A key ingredient in these drugs can raise blood potassium levels and cause:
- Heart attack
- Gallbladder disease
- Kidney disease
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
- Liver tumors
Women with high blood potassium, kidney or liver impairment, or adrenal gland problems should not take Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella™. Women who are obese, diabetic, or have chronic high blood pressure should also avoid these contraceptives.
Yaz® advertisements draw repeated FDA warnings
Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz®, received FDA warnings in 2003 and 2008 for both overstating the benefits and minimizing the serious safety risks of Yaz®. Federal laws prohibit drug companies from promoting unapproved uses of a drug. In 2009, Bayer was required to run a $20 million advertising campaign to correct previous misleading Yaz® advertisements.
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If you or a loved one have suffered serious side effects or died after taking Yasmin®, Yaz® or Ocella™, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the Quick Intake form at the top of this page or call our legal intake center at 1 (800) 438-6453 to receive your FREE case evaluation.