Posts Tagged 'yaz recall'

FDA considers stronger Yasmin, Yaz blood clots warning

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it may issue a new warning about the risk of blood clots for women taking the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. The agency plans to hold a hearing with outside experts to weigh whether some women should not be prescribed these drugs due to the potential blood clots risk.

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Studies show Yaz, Yasmin double blood clot risk

Two studies published in the British Medical Journal have found that women taking Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills are two to three times more likely to suffer blood clots than women who use older birth control brands. This increased blood clot risk could place women in danger of other serious side effects, including pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack or stroke.

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Bayer to include blood clot risks on Yaz and Yasmin packages

Bayer HealthCare said Friday it has added new information about the risks of blood clots to its contraceptive pills Yaz and Yasmin. In cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, the company said it added new labeling stating that the risks of blood clots with Yaz and Yasmin are similar to those with other oral contraceptives.

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Birth Control Pill Users May Face Increased Health Risks From Taking YAZ or YASMIN

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is warning all women using the birth control pills Yaz or Yasmin that they may face an increased risk of blood clots, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and other significant side effects as a result of the defective design of these products. In addition, one of the hormones in Yaz and Yasmin—known as drospirenone, or DRSP—has been linked to an increased risk of kidney injury or gallbladder problems.

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