Yaz® Birth Control Side Effects
For many years, Yaz® has been prescribed to women for birth control. Recently, there have been very serious side effects from using Yaz® birth control reported in many women throughout the United States. These include higher risks of blood clots such as pulmonary emboli, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), gallbladder problems and even sudden death.
In October 2008, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer Healthcare, citing them for violations of certain Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provisions in connection with certain television ads. These ads were found to be misleading and lacked significant warning information.
Even women without any history of blood clots or gallbladder issues have experienced these health conditions as side effects of Yaz®. The blood clots most often develop in the legs, however, blood clots could also develop in different areas of the body, including the eyes, pelvis, arms, head, and lungs. Typical symptoms of severe blood clots are include a sudden severe headache; crushing or very sharp chest pains; unusual pains or swelling in the arms or legs; pain in the back of the lower legs or blurry or doubled vision.
And the more risk factors you have, the more likely you will experience some of these side effects. Women who are over 35 who smoke, are overweight, are diabetic, or who have high levels cholesterol are at an increased risk for developing serious health issues.