Yaz is one of the more popular and widely know oral birth-control pills being used around the United States today. A lot of women have used it not only as a contraceptive, but it is also highly effective in treating moderate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD, a severe form of PMS). Yaz helps in regulating irregular periods, and lighten heavy menstrual flow. Yet, even with these benefits, more and more women are filing for their defective pharmaceutical lawsuit because of the many complications that this birth-control pills has put their patients through.
Yaz is a combination of progestin and synthetic estrogen: these increases the risks of hypertension, blood clots, liver tumors, myocardial infractions, and even death. Because of these issues, Bayer, the manufacturer of the drug, has already given out millions of dollars for compensation for all the damages that women have suffered because of the pill. Since the release, Bayer has also faced a few warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), because of poor warning and clever advertising.
Although all drugs have side effects, Yaz has been identified as a class of its own; based on a Danish study from 1.3 million women who are using Yaz, the risks of blood clots caused by taking Yaz is almost three to six times higher than any other birth-control pills on the market today. Blood clots that form in the veins deep in the body are called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which could block blood flow. This in turn can cause pulmonary embolism if it is lodged in the lung, potentially causing death to the patient.
Women who are taking Yaz pills should also be wary of other symptoms such as potential upper respiratory infections, numbness of the leg or arm, irregular heartbeat, and even high potassium levels. Certain medications can further heighten or lower the effects of Yaz pills, therefore it should advised to check with your doctor first before changing Yaz medications, dosages, or intake.