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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

9401

INJURY

8139

PULMONARY EMBOLISM

5865

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

5404

ANXIETY

4788

EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

4716

CHOLECYSTITIS CHRONIC

4029

CHOLELITHIASIS

2929

GALLBLADDER DISORDER

2863

GENERAL PHYSICAL HEALTH DETERIORATION

2369

ABDOMINAL PAIN

1862

NAUSEA

1715

ANHEDONIA

1652

THROMBOSIS

1467

DYSPNOEA

1366

ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER

1319

CHOLECYSTECTOMY

1275

GALLBLADDER INJURY

1249

VOMITING

1214

CHEST PAIN

1207

CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT

1193

CHOLECYSTITIS

1091

BILIARY DYSKINESIA

1078

DEPRESSION

1068

PAIN IN EXTREMITY

1027

METRORRHAGIA

942

HEADACHE

803

CHOLECYSTITIS ACUTE

786

FEAR

741

MENTAL DISORDER

684

DIARRHOEA

662

OEDEMA PERIPHERAL

621

THROMBOPHLEBITIS SUPERFICIAL

594

NO ADVERSE EVENT

558

FATIGUE

514

FEAR OF DISEASE

480

VAGINAL HAEMORRHAGE

474

DIZZINESS

464

PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA

459

DYSPEPSIA

449

BACK PAIN

432

AMENORRHOEA

403

ABDOMINAL DISTENSION

402

BILIARY COLIC

378

WEIGHT INCREASED

370

HYPOAESTHESIA

356

MENORRHAGIA

354

PULMONARY INFARCTION

336

PANCREATITIS

327

MENSTRUATION DELAYED

327

MIGRAINE

300

PELVIC VENOUS THROMBOSIS

292

ASTHENIA

287

OFF LABEL USE

282

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

271

PALPITATIONS

269

GALLBLADDER CHOLESTEROLOSIS

267

SCAR

266

MUSCLE SPASMS

264

ACNE

264

GALLBLADDER NON-FUNCTIONING

260

CONSTIPATION

248

PREGNANCY ON ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE

236

ABNORMAL WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING

226

MALAISE

219

QUALITY OF LIFE DECREASED

205

WEIGHT DECREASED

204

INSOMNIA

196

INTRACRANIAL VENOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS

194

ABDOMINAL PAIN LOWER

194

CHEST DISCOMFORT

191

BILE DUCT STONE

190

ALOPECIA

189

TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK

187

FEAR OF DEATH

182

WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING IRREGULAR

179

MOOD SWINGS

176

FLATULENCE

176

NERVOUSNESS

175

GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER

174

PARAESTHESIA

165

GASTROOESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

164

DEFORMITY

161

SYNCOPE

160

INTRACARDIAC THROMBUS

155

PROCEDURAL PAIN

153

CONVULSION

152

DRUG DOSE OMISSION

149

CEREBRAL INFARCTION

144

PANIC ATTACK

140

GAIT DISTURBANCE

140

ARTHRALGIA

139

CHOLESTEROSIS

137

FEELING ABNORMAL

136

ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT

136

PYREXIA

135

MENSTRUATION IRREGULAR

134

HYPOMENORRHOEA

131

VISION BLURRED

130

TACHYCARDIA

130