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YAZ SIDE EFFECTS

Over 100,000 Adverse Events reported to the FDA

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Did you suffer a blood clot injury after taking Yaz or Yasmin?

REAL-TIME DATA: YAZ COMPLICATIONS REPORTED TO FDA

The widely used birth control pill known as Yaz is available under many names - Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, Occella, Gianvi and by its active ingredient, drospirenone.

All forms of Yaz contain warnings for certain common clinical side effects, including headaches, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, breast pain, irritability and mood swings, menstrual irregularities, decreased libido or weight gain.

Since December 2011, the FDA has also required a warning that Yaz may cause blood clots, leading to deep vein thrombosis, stroke, pulmonary embolism or heart attacks.

However, a review of adverse event reports filed with the FDA, as listed below, shows women taking Yaz have experienced many different side effects not listed on the drug, from pancreatitis to blurred vision.

Most Common Side Effects Reported to the FDA

Since Yaz and Yasmin were launched in the United States, 9,186 women have filed FDA complaints for general pain side effects. This may include joint pain, stomach pain, reproductive organ pain or muscle pain.

The FDA has received 7,909 reports of women suffering non-specific injury while taking Yaz or Yasmin. Many of these include injuries related to blood clots or gallbladder disease.

Pulmonary embolism, which is a condition where blood clots block oxygen to the lungs causing serious damage, have been reported to the FDA for 5,741 women taking Yaz or Yasmin.

Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot blocks the flow of blood deep in the tissue of a lower extremity or the abdomen. So far, 5,262 patients have reported DVT while on Yaz or Yasmin.

4,749 women have reported feelings of anxiety while taking Yaz or Yasmin.

So far, the FDA has received 4,587 adverse event reports related to women suffering emotional distress while taking Yaz or Yasmin. This can include feelings of anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder.

3,981 patients taking Yaz or Yasmin have reported chronic cholecystitis, an ongoing inflammation of the gallbladder due to a blockage of the cystic duct. This can cause frequent abdominal pain.

Since 2002, the FDA has received 2,919 reports of women on Yaz or Yasmin suffering gallstones, a condition known as cholelithiasis.

2,865 women have reported a non-specific gallbladder disorder while taking Yaz or Yasmin birth control.

Among adverse event reports for the drugs Yaz and Yasmin, 2,340 patients have noted "general physical heath deterioration."

1,857 women have reported general abdominal pain while taking Yaz birth control. This may be a symptom of a more serious condition such as a deep vein thrombosis or gallbladder injury.

Since the launch of Yasmin, Yaz and Occella, 1,688 women have reported symptoms of severe nausea.

The FDA now requires that drug manufacturers submit regular reports of patient side effects, which is maintained on the Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS). DrugNews gathers this information on a regular basis to keep consumers informed of possible risks from drugs like Yaz.

So far, Bayer has paid almost $2 billion to women suffering Yaz side effects. If you have more questions about these complications, or would like to speak with a lawyer about a claim, contact DrugNews today.

Reported Side Effects & Number of Reports

PAIN

4817

Injury

4537

Pain

4370

INJURY

3372

PULMONARY EMBOLISM

3027

CHOLECYSTITIS CHRONIC

2905

Deep vein thrombosis

2810

Pulmonary embolism

2715

Emotional distress

2666

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

2453

ANXIETY

2391

Anxiety

2361

CHOLELITHIASIS

2230

GALLBLADDER DISORDER

2150

EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

1921

General physical health deterioration

1551

NAUSEA

1481

ABDOMINAL PAIN

1318

ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER

1146

Cholecystitis chronic

1122

VOMITING

1028

DYSPNOEA

996

CHEST PAIN

933

Anhedonia

920

METRORRHAGIA

876

GENERAL PHYSICAL HEALTH DETERIORATION

789

DEPRESSION

782

CHOLECYSTITIS

780

CHOLECYSTECTOMY

777

Thrombosis

743

PAIN IN EXTREMITY

742

BILIARY DYSKINESIA

729

Gallbladder disorder

709

ANHEDONIA

707

THROMBOSIS

695

Cholelithiasis

691

GALLBLADDER INJURY

679

Cerebrovascular accident

654

HEADACHE

631

Gallbladder injury

569

DIARRHOEA

563

NO ADVERSE EVENT

551

CHOLECYSTITIS ACUTE

543

Abdominal pain

541

OEDEMA PERIPHERAL

539

CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT

507

FEAR

503

MENTAL DISORDER

502

Cholecystectomy

493

VAGINAL HAEMORRHAGE

438

Thrombophlebitis superficial

425

Fear of disease

404

FATIGUE

393

AMENORRHOEA

388

DYSPEPSIA

386

DIZZINESS

353

Biliary dyskinesia

347

ABDOMINAL DISTENSION

346

Dyspnoea

343

BACK PAIN

341

BILIARY COLIC

334

MENORRHAGIA

315

MENSTRUATION DELAYED

312

WEIGHT INCREASED

310

Cholecystitis

306

Chest pain

259

HYPOAESTHESIA

257

PANCREATITIS

252

GALLBLADDER CHOLESTEROLOSIS

251

Depression

247

Pain in extremity

246

Psychological trauma

240

ACNE

240

Off label use

236

PULMONARY INFARCTION

232

Fear

232

Cholecystitis acute

229

MIGRAINE

226

PALPITATIONS

223

SCAR

220

MUSCLE SPASMS

211

Nausea

198

CONSTIPATION

196

Pelvic venous thrombosis

195

ABNORMAL WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING

177

GALLBLADDER NON-FUNCTIONING

168

ASTHENIA

163

PREGNANCY ON ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE

158

WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING IRREGULAR

152

PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA

150

INSOMNIA

137

Vomiting

129

Abdominal pain upper

129

ABDOMINAL PAIN LOWER

123

MOOD SWINGS

106

WEIGHT DECREASED

104

Mental disorder

104

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

103

BILE DUCT STONE

101

MALAISE

83