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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

9407

INJURY

8144

PULMONARY EMBOLISM

5897

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

5427

ANXIETY

4790

EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

4715

CHOLECYSTITIS CHRONIC

4038

CHOLELITHIASIS

2934

GALLBLADDER DISORDER

2864

GENERAL PHYSICAL HEALTH DETERIORATION

2370

ABDOMINAL PAIN

1867

NAUSEA

1717

ANHEDONIA

1652

THROMBOSIS

1469

DYSPNOEA

1370

ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER

1320

CHOLECYSTECTOMY

1277

GALLBLADDER INJURY

1249

VOMITING

1216

CHEST PAIN

1208

CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT

1202

CHOLECYSTITIS

1092

BILIARY DYSKINESIA

1078

DEPRESSION

1072

PAIN IN EXTREMITY

1030

METRORRHAGIA

944

HEADACHE

812

CHOLECYSTITIS ACUTE

787

FEAR

741

MENTAL DISORDER

685

DIARRHOEA

664

OEDEMA PERIPHERAL

619

THROMBOPHLEBITIS SUPERFICIAL

603

NO ADVERSE EVENT

558

FATIGUE

516

FEAR OF DISEASE

478

VAGINAL HAEMORRHAGE

477

DIZZINESS

467

PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA

457

DYSPEPSIA

449

BACK PAIN

434

AMENORRHOEA

405

ABDOMINAL DISTENSION

402

BILIARY COLIC

379

WEIGHT INCREASED

373

HYPOAESTHESIA

357

MENORRHAGIA

356

PULMONARY INFARCTION

336

MENSTRUATION DELAYED

329

PANCREATITIS

328

MIGRAINE

300

PELVIC VENOUS THROMBOSIS

298

ASTHENIA

289

OFF LABEL USE

285

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

271

PALPITATIONS

268

GALLBLADDER CHOLESTEROLOSIS

267

ACNE

266

SCAR

265

MUSCLE SPASMS

265

GALLBLADDER NON-FUNCTIONING

260

CONSTIPATION

249

PREGNANCY ON ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE

240

ABNORMAL WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING

227

MALAISE

219

QUALITY OF LIFE DECREASED

205

WEIGHT DECREASED

204

INSOMNIA

197

ABDOMINAL PAIN LOWER

196

TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK

194

INTRACRANIAL VENOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS

194

CHEST DISCOMFORT

191

ALOPECIA

191

BILE DUCT STONE

190

FEAR OF DEATH

181

WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING IRREGULAR

179

MOOD SWINGS

176

FLATULENCE

176

NERVOUSNESS

174

GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER

174

PARAESTHESIA

166

EMBOLISM ARTERIAL

166

GASTROOESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

164

SYNCOPE

161

DEFORMITY

161

INTRACARDIAC THROMBUS

154

DRUG DOSE OMISSION

154

PROCEDURAL PAIN

153

CONVULSION

151

CEREBRAL INFARCTION

144

PANIC ATTACK

142

GAIT DISTURBANCE

142

ARTHRALGIA

141

FEELING ABNORMAL

137

CHOLESTEROSIS

137

ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT

137

PYREXIA

135

MENSTRUATION IRREGULAR

134

VISION BLURRED

132

TACHYCARDIA

131