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YAZ Lawsuit Filed By Georgia Attorney Ken Nugent

Representing Yaz class action lawsuits

YAZ, also known as Yasmin or Ocella, is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals as an oral contraceptive. YAZ has become a very popular choice as a birth control method—it also aids in the treatment of PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and moderate acne.

YAZ contains drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. Drospirenone is a diuretic that can cause a dangerous increase in potassium levels in your blood leading to hyperkalemia. This condition causes heart rhythm disturbances, which could cause blood clots and sudden cardiac death or strokes. Diuretics can create significant long-term problems to your gallbladder leading to surgery and removal of your gallbladder.

Yaz Medical Side Affects

Medical side effects reported after using YAZ include—

  • Heart attack
  • Blood clots
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Seizures
  • Kidney failure
  • DVT—deep vein thrombosis
  • Sudden death
  • Hepatic adenomas

YAZ, Yazmin, and Ocella are the only birth control pills that contain drospirenone.

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