Yasmin® Side Effects

Yasmin, also known as Yaz and Ocella, is a widely prescribed oral contraceptive inked to increased risks of side effects including Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), Gall Bladder Disease, Liver Disease, Pulmonary embolism (PE), Heart attack, Stroke, Kidney failure, Pancreatitis, Death, and Blood clots in the lung, brain, or leg.

If you or someone you love has taken Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella and is suffering from a Yasmin related side effect, you may be eligible for financial compensation. You should speak with an experienced Yasmin Attorney to learn about your rights.

Why are there Yasmin Lawsuits?

Yasmin is a fourth generation oral contraceptive containing the newer synthetic hormones drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. Yasmin entered the market in the US in 2001, and Yaz was introduced in 2006 as a low-dose version of Yasmin.

Yasmin / Yaz was aggressively marketed by the drug maker in the USA without adequate warnings for patients and doctors about the potentially deadly side effects associated with Yasmin use. The side effects caused by Yasmin are linked to the synthetic hormone drospirenone which is a diuretic. Yasmin can change the body’s balance of salt and water causing elevated potassium levels, or hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia is known to cause health issues that include heart problems.

Symptoms of hyperkalemia include a slow or weak pulse, nausea, irregular heartbeats. When Yasmin causes even higher levels of potassium blood pooling may occur, leading to dangerous Yasmin side effects like heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots.

Lawsuits against the maker of Yasmin / Yaz are being filed by women all throughout the country who have suffered from a Yasmin related side effect. Side effects caused by Yasmin are serious and life threatening and may include gall bladder disease or removal, blood clots in the leg, head, or lung, heat attack, or stroke. The manufacturer didn’t include adequate warning to patients and doctors about the potentially deadly Yasmin side effects.

FDA orders Yasmin label change

The FDA received new data regarding the dangers of Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella. Two recently published studies evaluated whether Yasmin and other products containing the synthetic hormone drospirenone were linked to an increased chance of blood clots in women. The FDA found that the studies supported the association of Yasmin and Yaz two to three times the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in women using Yasmin or Yaz.

The FDA has ordered the maker of Yasmin/ Yaz to update all labels and marketing material to include clear information about the risks of Yasmin causing venous thromboembolism (VTE) and blood clots in women taking Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella.

Yasmin side effects may include

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Blood clots
  • Kidney failure
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Death

Free Yasmin case review

If you or a loved one has been harmed by taking Yasmin and is experiencing side effects such as gall bladder disease, blood clots, DVT, PE, stroke, or heart attack, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, loss of work, and suffering.

Our attorneys are conducing free Yasmin Lawsuit Case Reviews right now. Contact An Attorney for You to be connected to a Yasmin Attorney Group that is experienced in pharmaceutical litigation. Use the Yasmin case evaluation on this page or call 800-507-6230 to speak with a Yasmin Lawyer and learn about your rights.