numerous warnings associated with the use of Yaz including, but not limited to, venous and arterial thrombotic and thromboembolic events (such as myocardial infarction, thromboembolism, stroke), hepatic neoplasia, gallbladder disease, and hypertension
Saint Louis, MO (Vocus) October 9, 2009
The law firm of Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC has launched a Yaz safety information web site at http://www.yazsafetyinformation.com to provide women who may have taken Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills with information regarding the hazards and side effects that have been associated with the oral contraceptives.
Yaz and Yasmin are marketed by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for prevention of unwanted pregnancy, PMDD and treatment of moderate acne in women who also want birth control. Yaz contains the progestin, drospirenone. Drospirenone has antimineralocorticoid properties and can increase blood potassium levels, known as hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia may result in potentially serious heart and health problems, as stated in the October 2008 FDA Warning Letter to Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. This letter cited the FDA's serious concerns regarding advertising minimizing the risks associated with taking Yaz and referenced "numerous warnings associated with the use of Yaz including, but not limited to, venous and arterial thrombotic and thromboembolic events (such as myocardial infarction, thromboembolism, stroke), hepatic neoplasia, gallbladder disease, and hypertension". In many cases this only comes to medical attention after serious complications have developed. Most Yaz problems stem from hyperkalemia (as stated in the FDA Warning Letter dated 10/3/2008). Hyperkalemia may cause blood clots, stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, and gallbladder disease among others.
The Onder Law Firm wants women who have used or are using Yaz or Yasmin to be aware of the side effects and hazards. The Yaz safety information web site (http://www.yazsafetyinformation.com or http://www.yazproblems.com) will updated as new information becomes available. The attorneys of The Onder Law Firm will review will provide free case review to women having experienced side effects or medical problems after taking Yaz.
About The Onder Law Firm
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