YAZ Lawsuit Affects Millions
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What is YAZ?
Yaz is a common birth control pill that has been used by many women in the past several years. Its generic brand is Ocella, and both forms are available by prescription and administered in pill form. The purpose of Yaz is to prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. The drug also creates changes in the female uterine and cervical linings, which make it nearly impossible for sperm to reach the uterus and from any fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
In addition to its' intended purpose, Yaz gained widespread popularity, due in part to its' claims to treat acne and to be only oral contraceptive proven to prevent the symptoms of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). Yaz has also been prescribed by doctors for treating other symptoms including dizziness, anxiety, sleep deprivation and irritability.
Unfortunately, for many women who have been prescribed the drug, the side effects have had severe and in some cases, deadly consequences.
Side Effects of Yaz
Yaz was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 11, 2001 through its' manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare. However, after several years on the market in the United States, serious side effects were discovered in many patients, to the extent that lawsuits ensued across the country with claims of life threatening and debilitating effects to patients of the drug.
Some of the more serious side effects of Yaz include:
- Kidney Damage
- Pulmonary Embolisms
- Heart Attacks
- Blood Clots
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Gallbladder Disease