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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.

Claims against Bayer attempt to settle in mediation

Posted on January 10th, 2012 No Comments

The drugmaker, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, will now be going to mediation to try and settle lawsuits claiming that the their birth control pill, Yaz, caused women to develop blood clots.

A judge in Illinois was assigned to the case in hopes to settle the claims in mediation instead of in court. The claims state that the drugmaker left out information about the Yasmin birth control family and the potential health risks that could occur when taking the prescription pill. This includes an increased risk of blood cl0t.

There have been more than 10,000 lawsuits filed that allege that the medication caused serious injury. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration stated that women who take this type of birth control have a 74 percent increased chance of developing a blood clot.

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

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.

Health Canada reviewing studies done over safety of Yasmin, Yaz

Posted on June 16th, 2011 No Comments

Health Canada is currently reviewing two studies done on the safety of the birth control pills, Yasmin and Yaz. Both birth control pills contain the hormone drospirenone and have been linked to causing serious health issues.

Although all birth control pills raise your percentage of blood clots, Health Canada is focusing on Yaz and Yasmin because they both contain that hormone. The two studies that are being reviewed were both published in the British Medical Journal.

The study showed that women (between the age 15 and 44) were more two to three times more likely to develop deep vein thrombosis if they took drospirenone-containing birth controls then women who did not. Health Canada is now studying the risks and once the review is complete they will decide what action to take.

If you or a loved one was prescribed Yasmin or Yaz birth control and you developed a serious health issue as a result, contact the Yasmin blood clot lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187 today.

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.

Bayer faces lawsuit after young woman dies of blood clot

Posted on May 11th, 2011 No Comments

Bayer Pharmaceuticals is facing a lawsuit after an 18-year-old college student died of a blood clot that was allegedly linked to the Yaz oral birth control that she was taking.

The suit states that the woman was taking Yaz in order to treat acne when she died of a cardiac arrest attack last September.

According to the suit, Bayer failed to warn doctors of the potential side effects that were associated with the new generation of birth control pills compared to older ones. The family came forward in order to prevent the same thing from happening to other families.

Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of the victim.

Thousands of Yasmin boxes recalled in November

Posted on July 19th, 2010 No Comments

Without many knowing, a large amount of Yasmin and Yaz birth control boxes were recalled last year because of the negative side effects such as blood clots, that the drug has been alleged to cause.

An official from CBS Business Network mentioned in May that Bayer had to recall 33,000 boxes of Yasmin and Yaz birth control for controversy over whether good manufacturing was used in their production. Bayer told the FDA that all specifications were up to standard, but the FDA disagreed and the product was recalled in November 2009.

If you or a family member has suffered health issues, such as a blood clot, as a result of taking Yasmin birth control, contact the Yasmin blood clot lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.

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