Serious Yaz pill side effects have been reported in women throughout the country. Women have suffered life-threatening Yaz problems involving blood clots and strokes sometimes after using the birth control containing drospirenone for only a few weeks to a month. Please contact us for the latest Yaz lawsuit information.
Yasmin – Yaz Background
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved Yasmin birth control in the United State in April 2001. Yaz birth control was approved by the FDA in 2006. Yasmin and Yaz birth control are currently manufactured by Bayer Healthcare. Yaz is one of the top selling contraceptive products generating over $600 million dollars in 2008. Generic Yaz which is called “Ocella” is marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Yaz and Yasmin are combinational hormone contraceptive pills containing ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) and drospirenone (progestin) hormones. The hormones prevent the ovaries from producing an egg. The lining of the uterus also becomes thinner inhibiting a fertilized egg from being implanted. In addition, the cervical mucus becomes thicker which helps prevent sperm from entering the uterus.
Yasmin and Yaz birth control are different from other contraceptive pills in that they contain the hormone drospirenone which has never before been marketed in the United States. It is considered a fourth generation combination hormone birth control pill. This is compared to older contraceptives like third generation birth control containing desogestrel or second generation oral contraceptives containing norgestrel, levonorgestrel or norethindrone.
The Difference Between Yasmin and Yaz
Yasmin birth control works on a 21/7 dosing schedule which means that you take the regular Yasmin pills for 21 days and inactive (sugar or placebo) pills for four days. Yaz birth control has a 24/4 day dosing schedule meaning that you take the regular (active) pills for 24 days and inactive pills for four days.
Yasmin: 30 mcg ethinyl estradiol
3 mg drospirenone
Yaz: 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol
3 mg drospirenone
We represent all women suffering from Yasmin pill side effects on a contingency basis which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation and the latest Yaz lawsuit information please call toll free at 1-888-210-9968 or fill out our short online contact form and a Yaz lawyer will contact you to answer any of your questions.
Making A Difference
We believe that the manufacturers of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella should be held accountable for any harm they are legally responsible for and people should be fairly compensated for their damages. Many women have had their life changed in a number of ways find out more
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Yaz Settlement Update
The number of Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits filed continues to increase as more women who have suffered serious side effects come forward. Please contact us fro the latest Yaz settlement update. We are currently representing women throughout the United States. find out more