Oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella all contain a synthetic chemical compound called Drospirenone. This compound was designed by drug manufacturer Bayer to simulate the effects of the naturally occurring hormone progesterone. Drospirenone acts on a woman’s endocrine system to make the body much less receptive to pregnancy. Unfortunately, Drospirenone can also have many unintended side effects on women taking oral contraceptives. Women taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella may have an increased risk of developing blood clots and associated cardiovascular problems.
Cardiac arrhythmia is one of the many health risks associated with Drospirenone. Arrhythmia is any abnormal heart activity, such as beating too fast or too slow. It can also refer to an irregular or weak heart beat. If the condition is extreme, it could cause a woman to go into cardiac arrest and can even result in sudden death. Any abnormal heart condition that lasts more than a couple of minutes should be reported to your doctor immediately. Dizziness and fainting are two common symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia.
The Role of Drug Manufacturers
Drug manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers of unsafe side effects and to produce reasonably safe products for public use. While some women may be able to take an oral contraceptive containing Drospirenone without experiencing any harmful side effects, other women may suffer serious internal injuries.
If you are taking or have taken Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella and have suffered negative side effects, consider contacting a personal injury lawyer immediately. The manufacturer may be liable for the risks to your health and you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages from time off of work, and pain and suffering.
For more information on the negative side effects of Drospirenone and injury liability, please contact the experienced Yasmin side effect lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.