Yasmin Side Effects

Feb 3, 2014 by

There is nothing more joyful, or more terrifying, than having a child. A child born of loving, stable and responsible partners can only enhance an already great relationship. But when there are difficulties in the way, such as financial straits, a career, or emotional instability, the right thing to do is to exercise birth control. In many cases, it is the women who bear most of the responsibility for preventing unwanted pregnancies, perhaps because they will also have to carry the child to term. The most popular, because it is the easiest, is with the use of birth control pills, and one of the most popular of these pills when it was introduced in 2001 is Yasmin.

It is not the ideal solution, because even the most advanced (fourth generation) birth control pills still have side effects. In general, these side effects include breast tenderness, mood swings, weight gain, and spotting. On the other hand, birth control pills have been known to be efficacious in controlling moderate outbreaks of acne.

Birth control pills typically include progestin and estrogen which interrupts or prevents ovulation. Fourth generation birth control pills such as Yasmin include drospirenone, a manmade version of a naturally-occurring steroid hormone called progesterone. When it first came out, birth control formulations containing drospirenone was touted as the safer alternative to other oral contraceptives because the severity of the side effects were reduced and the human body could tolerate it better.

It was not long, however, when a bigger danger than a little weight gain emerged with the use of Yasmin. Reports began to come in that Yasmin was apparently causing blood clots to form suddenly in its users, about six times more than other oral contraceptives. This can lead to serious, potentially fatal, conditions such strokes, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, or deep vein thrombosis.

If you or an immediate family member has used Yasmin and suffered serious injury, consult with an experience product liability lawyer. You could be eligible to file a Yasmin lawsuit against manufacturer Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.

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