Dangerous Side Effects of Antiarrhythmic Drugs
The birth control medications Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella have been linked to the development of dangerous conditions such as a heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. This condition is not always life-threatening, but if left untreated, it can lead to heart attack or stroke. To manage these health problems, a person may take antiarrhythmic medications that stabilize their heartbeat, but these drugs come with potential side effects of their own.
To discuss your legal options if you are now taking antiarrhythmic drugs because of the side effects of your birth control medication, contact the Yasmin arrhythmia injury lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.
Antiarrhythmics and Health Issues
Most medications offered to a patient for a serious health condition such as arrhythmia have some sort of adverse side effect. In the case of antiarrhythmic medications, the side effects can vary based on the type of drug used. A person may suffer from the following problems while taking these drugs:
- Increasingly irregular heartbeat
- Faster heartbeat
- Slower heartbeat
- Chest pains
- Foot and leg swelling
- Excessive coughing
- Loss of visual clarity
- Lost appetite
These health concerns can prove serious in some cases, requiring additional medical attention.
If you have developed a cardiac arrhythmia because of using Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. For more information regarding your legal options, contact the Yaz birth control injury lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187.