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Birth control and common side effects

Posted on April 4th, 2012 No Comments

Many women who take oral contraceptive pills experience certain side effects and there are a few that are very common.

Two very common side effects include headache and dizziness. These two are particularly common if you have just started taking the birth control pill and will usually go away in time, if they do not, you may want to speak to your physician about switching to another brand.

Nausea is also a very common side effect and can last a few months. It may be helpful to take these pills with food in order to reduce the nauseous feeling. A change in the mood and mood swings is also a common side effect because birth control pills change your hormones and all contraceptive methods that involve hormones have a change of affecting the mood.

The use of fourth-generation birth control pills such as Yasmin and Yaz has been linked to much more serious side effects such as increased risk of blood clot or stroke. If this has happened to you or a loved one, contact the Yasmin blood clot lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.

How to prevent blood clot, DVT

Posted on March 20th, 2012 No Comments

Blood clotting and Deep-vein thrombosis can be a serious issue and while many think that this only occurs in older people, younger people are also at risk.

In order to protect yourself from having this occur, here are a few steps you can take. First, make sure if you are sitting in the same spot for a while, that you get up at least every two hours to move around. Especially if you are on a long plane or car ride.

If your legs are in a cast or you must lay down for  a long period of time, it is important to discuss with your physician how you can prevent DVT. Secondly, if you are taking an oral contraceptive pill, this can increase your risk of blood clotting or DVT so it is important to make sure that you know the signs and are proactive in preventing this from occurring.

If you or a loved one has been suffered from a blood clot or DVT after using Yasmin or Yaz, contact the Yasmin blood clotting lawyers today by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Hall of famer, Bob McAdoo, suffers blood clot

Posted on March 14th, 2012 No Comments

A Hall of Famer and longtime coach for the Miami Heat, Bob McAdoo, is now being treated for a blood clot in his leg.

The blood clot was found when visiting the team’s doctor a few days ago and he was sent home and told to stay off of his feet for some time.

The team does not know when McAdoo will be back to work, but they think that it will be soon because the clot was caught early. This is McAdoo’s 17th season as assistant coach for the Heat and many said his presence was still felt at the game even though he could not attend.

Blood clots can have life threatening risks if they travel to the lung. Recently, the use of certain birth control pills have been tied to the risk of developing blood clots and deep-vein thrombosis. If this has happened to you or a loved one, contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

The connection between birth control and blood clots

Posted on January 6th, 2012 No Comments

New research on the effects of the popular birth control, Yaz, has found a link between one of the key ingredients and blood clots.

The hormone progestin, drospirenone, has been connected to the increased chance of developing a blood clot in the lungs or in the legs. The findings in the FDA report show that 10 out of every 10,000 women taking birth control with drospirenone will experience a blood clot as compared to only 6 out of every 10,000 women who are prescribed birth control without the hormone progrestin, drospirenone.

The FDA panel members made an executive decision, in a 15-11 vote, that the benefits outweigh the risks when dealing with contraceptives that contain drospirenone. The panel did, however, make the statement that they believe the labeling should be updated to clearly state the connection between this type of contraceptive and the higher possibility of blood clots.

If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot as a result of taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

FDA sends warning for Drospirenone birth controls

Posted on October 6th, 2011 No Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that there are still concerns about oral contraceptives containing drospirenone and the link to blood clots.

A study was done in order to compare birth control pills that contain drospirenone and those that do not. This was done in order to determine if the risk of blood clot was higher with either one.

The study involved 800,000 women and it was found that there was a 1.5-fold increase in the risk that they will develop blood clots.

If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot after taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control, contact the Yasmin blood clot lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.

Another 53 people file lawsuits against Yasmin, Yaz

Posted on September 14th, 2011 No Comments

YIn the St. Clair County Circuit Court, another 53 people have filed lawsuits against the makers of Yasmin and Yaz claiming that the use of the pill caused them to develop serious health issues such as gallstones and blood clots.

The plaintiffs in the suit are residence in multiple different states including New Jersey, Delaware, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington and Kansas.

The plaintiffs allege that Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the make of the drug, did not warn them of the risks before they started taking the pill.  These oral contraceptive pills contain a hormone called drospierenone that can cause high levels of potassium. If levels of potassium get too high, a condition called hyperkalemia can occur. This can then lead to multiple other side effects.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a health condition after taking either of these oral contraceptives, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Yasmin blood clotting lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling  800-761-3187 today.

Woman, 35, dies of blood clot, birth control claimed to be cause

Posted on August 10th, 2011 No Comments

A 35-year-old woman was killed because of a blood clot that relatives believe was caused by her oral contraceptive pill.

Just hours before the woman collapsed, she complained of stomach pains and sickness. The woman had been taking the oral contraceptive pill for seven years and remained very healthy.

Besides regular check ups, the woman rarely even needed to visit a physician. After complaining of stomach pain, the woman called a doctor with extended hours. She stopped breathing shortly after and was pronounced dead when emergency crews arrived at the scene. The woman’s boyfriend of six years stated that the coroner announced that the pill may have had a connection to her death.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.

Risk factor of Yasmin, Yaz studied by FDA

Posted on July 14th, 2011 No Comments

The active ingredient in Yasmin, Yaz and Ocella birth control pills is called drospirenone and it has been under fire for some time for being associated with giving women a higher risk of developing blood clots.

A total of four studies have been done on birth controls that contain drospirenone and it has been shown that women’s risk of developing a blood clot while taking them is 2-3 times higher compared to women that take older generation birth controls.

Two of the studies showed that the Yaz and Yasmin did not have a higher risk of developing serious health issues, but both of these studies were sponsored by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the oral contraceptives.

The FDA has now organized a study of 800,000 American women that are using oral contraceptives in order to get an accurate idea of the risks.

If you or a loved one was prescribed Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella and developed a serious health complication such as a blood clot as a result of that use, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain. Contact the Yasmin blood clot lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.

Research shows that Yaz users are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop blood clots

Posted on June 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Two recent reports in the British Medical Journal found that users of Yaz and Yasmin were two to three times more likely to develop blood clots.

Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of Yasmin and Yaz birth control, is currently facing 7,000 lawsuits over negative health side effects that been linked to the user of the oral contraceptive.

The New York Times has reported that the FDA is currently studying the hormone drospironone, one of the main ingredients in the fourth generation birth controls and a report on it should come out later this summer.

If you or a loved one has suffered negative health side effects after using Yasmin or Yaz, contact the Yasmin blood clotting lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187 today.

New television show to air to warn birth control users

Posted on February 8th, 2011 No Comments

The Canadian Broadcasting Company will be airing an episode in early 2011, called “Spinning the Pill” that will interview women that have taken Yasmin or Yas birth control.

One of the interviews is a young university woman that took the oral contraceptive and developed a blood clot in her lung. The woman was on Yasmin for about a year when she began to experienced sharp pain while breathing.

A walk-in clinic told her that she was just suffering from the flu, but she went to the hospital later because she said that she really could not breathe. The woman was then diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism. This is just one of the interviews that will be shown on the television special.

If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot from taking yasmin or yaz, contact the Yasmin blood clot side effect lawyers of Williams Kherkher today.

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