According to the Jere Beasley Report, Yaz is a combination birth control pill containing drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol. It is marketed not only as a contraceptive pill but as a proven treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a condition with severe emotional and physical premenstrual symptoms. Yaz is also marketed as an effective treatment for moderate acne.
However, Yaz poses a particular health hazard, as studies indicate, because one of its two primary ingredients, drospirenone, is a diuretic, which can cause an increase in potassium levels in the blood and lead to hyperkalemia, which causes heart rhythm disturbances. This can cause blood clots leading to sudden cardiac death or pulmonary embolism or strokes.
If you, or someone you know has taken Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella and experience any of these problems please contact our Yaz birth control injury lawsuit attorneys, 24 hours a day, seven days a week toll-free at 800.637.8170.