YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella are prescription oral contraceptives that can be up to 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy when taken as directed. The difference between YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella lies in how much of the hormone ethinylestradiol each contains, and their use of the progestin, drospirenone. While both YAZ and Yasmin are produced and marketed by Bayer, Ocella (the generic form of YAZ and Yasmin) is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals.
YAZ Side Effects
YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella have all been reported to cause some serious, life-threatening side effects, some of which may include heart attack, pulmonary embolism(PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), gallbladder disease, and stroke. Women with the highest risk of developing these severe YAZ side effects include those who are 35 or older, have a history of smoking, and have a medical history of stroke, heart attack, or blood clots.
It is crucial that women taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella familiarize themselves with the potential symptoms of these side effects so they know when to seek emergency medical attention.
In addition to carrying the risk of serious side effects, YAZ has also been the subject of false advertisements, in which Bayer knowingly overstated the uses of YAZ and Yasmin while grossly understating the potential risks and side effects of these medications. Findings of such negligence led the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a stern warning letter to Bayer in October 2008, mandating that the company publicize a corrective campaign to clearly outline the drugs’ uses and possible side effects.
YAZ Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Settlements
Women who have been seriously injured as a result of taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella are invited to learn more about their legal rights and entitlements by meeting with a skilled YAZ attorney. Injured parties will have a legal claim against Bayer and/or Teva Pharmaceuticals, and they can secure a settlement for their injuries and losses by working with an esteemed YAZ lawyer to build and present the strongest possible YAZ defective drug lawsuit.
If you or a loved one used YAZ, YAsmin or Ocella and suffered from gallbladder disease, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or stroke, you should contact our defective drug lawyersimmediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.