Yaz Side Effects

What is Yaz Birth Control?

Yaz birth control is a drug used for contraception in order to prevent pregnancy. It is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. The pill is taken orally and contains estrogen and progestin.

Yaz Side Effects

Yaz is a US brand name for Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol, two types of hormones, which are prescribed to prevent pregnancy. This medicine is also used to treat acne in women as well as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Yaz can cause the following side effects, which may require seeing a doctor at once:

  • Nausea
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  • Sever and throbbing headache
  • Breast tenderness or pain
  • Vomiting
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Heavier or longer menstrual periods

Why is Yaz Prescribed?

Yaz birth control has been designed to prevent ovulation by making it harder for the sperm to reach the uterus due to the changes in the cervical lining thus preventing pregnancy 99% of the ctime. Yaz birth control has been claimed for treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder most notably anxiety, sleep, appetite, irritability, joint pain and weight gain. The drug is also reported for treating acne in women who are at least 14 years of age with regular menstrual periods.

Side Effects of Yaz Birth Control?

Common side effects of Yaz birth control include irregular periods, yellowing of skin, swelling of the abdomen, headache, mood swings, irritability, weight gain, depression and high blood pressure. However some of the side effects of Yaz caused by this drug are more rare and can be life threatening too. The most serious of them are heart attack, brain hemorrhage, blood clots, liver cancer and hepatitis.

However due to the use of the drug, there has been an increased risk of developing disseminated intravascular coagulation meaning that the likelihood of blood clots developing in the vessels has increased. This has lead to the deaths of 23 women.

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation can be Life Threatening

A blood clot is a semi solid form of blood that may block the blood flow. Disseminated intravascular coagulation involves blood clotting in the blood vessels and can be fatal if it develops quickly usually over hours or days. The less acute type develops slowly sometimes with no signs or symptoms of DIC which may be hard to detect but is also less severe than the acute type. Thus, the chances of survival are high in mild cases of disseminated intravascular Coagulation.

Signs and Symptoms of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

With DIC, blood clotting usually occurs first followed by bleeding. This rapid formation of blood clots in the vessels prevents blood from flowing through the vessels causing chest pain, shortness of breath, clots in the lungs and/or heart, paralysis, pain, redness, headache, kidney problems if the clot developed is in the kidneys and internal or external bleeding. In extreme cases it blocks blood flow throughout the body causing serious which may lead to death.

Due to the symptoms mentioned above it is advisable to get medical help as soon as possible. Due to the increased usage of this drug the likelihood of developing DIC among women has also increased and thus 23 Canadian women are alleged to have died because of the drug with the youngest of the 23 women being 14 only.

It is suspected by Canadian authorities that the risk of developing blood clots due to Yaz birth control pill is higher than the others because of the presence of the ingredient Drospirenone.  The risk of blood clotting is higher among smokers and individuals with blood circulation problems.

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Q:I have been taking Yaz for a few years, is there any risk of a heart attack Yaz?

A:Yaz is a popular oral birth control pill that is being used by many women across the globe. However, the product has faced many lawsuits in the past years due to its dangerous side effects. It is been proven that Yaz can raise potassium levels that may increase the risk of heart attacks. Many young women have suffered from hearts attacks after taking Yaz and have file lawsuits for compensation.

Q:What are Yaz blood clots?

A:Yaz, although being a popular birth control pill on a global level has been linked to serious side effects such as blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks. Many women who have been taking the pill on a regular basis have suffered from severe medical conditions and are now suing the manufacturers of Yaz. The manufacturer of Yaz has been blamed for many deaths and injuries in recent years.

Q:Can you tell me if there is any side effect of yaz?

A:There are a number of side effects related to Yaz. While some side effects are mild, others are quite life threatening. Common side effects include irregular periods, yellowing of skin, swelling of the abdomen, headache, mood swings, irritability, weight gain, depression and high blood pressure. The rare side effects of this medicine include heart attack, brain hemorrhage, blood clots, liver cancer and hepatitis.

Q:Is there any possibility of a yaz stroke or heart attack?

A:Unfortunately, yes, there is a possibility of a heart attack or a stroke with regular intake of Yaz. This birth control pill has been linked to many severe medical issues and side effects among women. It is recommended that you should seek legal help as well as medical help if you are experiencing medical complications caused by Yaz.

Q:Can you tell me about the serious side effects of Yaz?

A:There have been a number of serious side effects experienced by people who used the pill. These include heart attack, kidney problems, brain hemorrhage, liver cancer and hepatitis. These side effects are not very common but excessive usage of the pill may lead to such dangerous effects. Blood clotting is also a rare but dangerous side effect of the pill.

Q:Can you tell me about deep vein thrombosis Yaz?

A:If you look at the Yaz drug insert, you will find that the manufacturer has warned people not to use the pill if they have deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolisms. According to the insert, the risk of side effects of Yaz is greater in the first year when it is taken, but side effects can continue afterwards as well.

Q:I am a DVT patient. Can you tell me about dvt yaz?

A:If you are a DVT patient, it is advisable that you do not use the pill. The manufacturer has clearly warned patients of DVT and pulmonary embolisms, to avoid using Yaz. The risk of having side effects for DVT patients are a lot more in the first year of usage, but the effects can appear later on as well.