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Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Can Cause Heart Attacks and Other Problems

Are you or someone you know taking Yaz or Yasmin birth control? If so, you need to be aware of the health problems that many experts believe are being caused by these birth control pills. Some of the health issues linked to Yaz and Yasmin are life-threatening.

This form of birth control was made available in the United States years ago. It contains an ingredient, known as drospirenone, which is different than the other birth control pills on the market. Drospirenone is a progestin that is believed to cause an increase in blood potassium levels, which can lead to hyperkalemia, a condition resulting from higher than normal levels of
potassium in the blood.

Women across the country have been reporting significant health problems that they feel were caused by taking Yaz or Yasmin. This form of birth control may increase the risk of suffering one of the following potentially fatal conditions:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Blood clots
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Kidney disease
  • Cardiac arrhythmias

Some women have a greater danger of sustaining one of these illnesses. Women who are predisposed to hyperkalemia should not take Yaz or Yasmin. Also, women who are taking other medications that can increase potassium levels, such as Motrin, Heparin or Capoten, should consult with their physicans.

If you have been injured form taking Yasmin, Yaz or the generic, Ocella, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact an Orlando injury lawyerat the Law Offices of Lilly, O’Toole & Brown, LLP at (863) 683-1111. We have a knowledgeable team of lawyers, nurses, paralegals, investigators, legal assistants and administrative staff who have the resources and experience necessary to win your case.