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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

9510

INJURY

8339

PULMONARY EMBOLISM

5939

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

5440

ANXIETY

4809

EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

4719

CHOLECYSTITIS CHRONIC

3884

CHOLELITHIASIS

2871

GALLBLADDER DISORDER

2836

GENERAL PHYSICAL HEALTH DETERIORATION

2365

ABDOMINAL PAIN

1833

NAUSEA

1700

ANHEDONIA

1673

THROMBOSIS

1477

GALLBLADDER INJURY

1357

DYSPNOEA

1346

ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER

1304

CHOLECYSTECTOMY

1294

CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT

1200

VOMITING

1197

CHEST PAIN

1192

CHOLECYSTITIS

1066

DEPRESSION

1045

BILIARY DYSKINESIA

1031

PAIN IN EXTREMITY

1010

METRORRHAGIA

953

HEADACHE

816

FEAR

751

CHOLECYSTITIS ACUTE

751

MENTAL DISORDER

663

DIARRHOEA

656

OEDEMA PERIPHERAL

596

THROMBOPHLEBITIS SUPERFICIAL

594

NO ADVERSE EVENT

559

FATIGUE

514

VAGINAL HAEMORRHAGE

479

FEAR OF DISEASE

475

DIZZINESS

470

PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA

448

DYSPEPSIA

430

BACK PAIN

425

AMENORRHOEA

408

ABDOMINAL DISTENSION

392

WEIGHT INCREASED

372

BILIARY COLIC

367

MENORRHAGIA

358

HYPOAESTHESIA

351

PULMONARY INFARCTION

335

MENSTRUATION DELAYED

331

PANCREATITIS

321

MIGRAINE

301

OFF LABEL USE

300

PELVIC VENOUS THROMBOSIS

296

ASTHENIA

289

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

274

ACNE

272

PALPITATIONS

269

GALLBLADDER CHOLESTEROLOSIS

266

MUSCLE SPASMS

260

GALLBLADDER NON-FUNCTIONING

253

SCAR

249

PREGNANCY ON ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE

244

CONSTIPATION

239

ABNORMAL WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING

228

MALAISE

222

QUALITY OF LIFE DECREASED

207

WEIGHT DECREASED

201

INSOMNIA

198

INTRACRANIAL VENOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS

196

ABDOMINAL PAIN LOWER

195

ALOPECIA

194

TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK

193

CHEST DISCOMFORT

188

BILE DUCT STONE

184

WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING IRREGULAR

180

MOOD SWINGS

179

FEAR OF DEATH

178

EMBOLISM ARTERIAL

177

NERVOUSNESS

174

GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER

170

FLATULENCE

168

SYNCOPE

167

PARAESTHESIA

167

DEFORMITY

165

GASTROOESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

162

DRUG DOSE OMISSION

157

INTRACARDIAC THROMBUS

154

PROCEDURAL PAIN

148

CONVULSION

147

CEREBRAL INFARCTION

146

PANIC ATTACK

143

FEELING ABNORMAL

143

ARTHRALGIA

143

PYREXIA

140

GAIT DISTURBANCE

139

ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT

137

CHOLESTEROSIS

136

RASH

133

MENSTRUATION IRREGULAR

133

VISION BLURRED

132