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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

9411

INJURY

8144

PULMONARY EMBOLISM

5918

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

5440

ANXIETY

4792

EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

4715

CHOLECYSTITIS CHRONIC

4038

CHOLELITHIASIS

2934

GALLBLADDER DISORDER

2864

GENERAL PHYSICAL HEALTH DETERIORATION

2370

ABDOMINAL PAIN

1867

NAUSEA

1722

ANHEDONIA

1652

THROMBOSIS

1473

DYSPNOEA

1371

ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER

1322

CHOLECYSTECTOMY

1278

GALLBLADDER INJURY

1249

VOMITING

1219

CHEST PAIN

1211

CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT

1204

CHOLECYSTITIS

1092

BILIARY DYSKINESIA

1078

DEPRESSION

1073

PAIN IN EXTREMITY

1031

METRORRHAGIA

949

HEADACHE

816

CHOLECYSTITIS ACUTE

787

FEAR

741

MENTAL DISORDER

686

DIARRHOEA

668

OEDEMA PERIPHERAL

619

THROMBOPHLEBITIS SUPERFICIAL

604

NO ADVERSE EVENT

559

FATIGUE

516

FEAR OF DISEASE

478

VAGINAL HAEMORRHAGE

477

DIZZINESS

469

PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA

460

DYSPEPSIA

449

BACK PAIN

436

AMENORRHOEA

406

ABDOMINAL DISTENSION

403

BILIARY COLIC

379

WEIGHT INCREASED

374

MENORRHAGIA

357

HYPOAESTHESIA

357

PULMONARY INFARCTION

337

MENSTRUATION DELAYED

331

PANCREATITIS

329

MIGRAINE

300

PELVIC VENOUS THROMBOSIS

299

OFF LABEL USE

293

ASTHENIA

291

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

271

ACNE

270

PALPITATIONS

269

GALLBLADDER CHOLESTEROLOSIS

267

SCAR

266

MUSCLE SPASMS

266

GALLBLADDER NON-FUNCTIONING

260

CONSTIPATION

249

PREGNANCY ON ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE

244

ABNORMAL WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING

228

MALAISE

221

WEIGHT DECREASED

205

QUALITY OF LIFE DECREASED

205

INSOMNIA

198

ABDOMINAL PAIN LOWER

196

TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK

195

INTRACRANIAL VENOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS

194

ALOPECIA

192

CHEST DISCOMFORT

191

BILE DUCT STONE

190

FEAR OF DEATH

181

WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING IRREGULAR

179

MOOD SWINGS

178

FLATULENCE

176

NERVOUSNESS

175

GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER

174

EMBOLISM ARTERIAL

170

PARAESTHESIA

167

SYNCOPE

165

GASTROOESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

164

DEFORMITY

161

DRUG DOSE OMISSION

156

INTRACARDIAC THROMBUS

154

PROCEDURAL PAIN

153

CONVULSION

151

CEREBRAL INFARCTION

146

PANIC ATTACK

143

GAIT DISTURBANCE

142

ARTHRALGIA

142

FEELING ABNORMAL

140

PYREXIA

138

CHOLESTEROSIS

137

ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT

137

TACHYCARDIA

134

MENSTRUATION IRREGULAR

134

VISION BLURRED

132