Yaz and Yasmin both contain forms of the hormones estrogen and progestin. This dual combination of hormones distinguishes Yaz and Yasmin from other birth control meds, which only contain progestin. Yaz and Yasmin are further distinguished by their incorporation of a synthetic form of progestin not used in other birth control pills. Drospirenone, the synthetic progestin used in Yaz and Yazmin, is linked to an increased risk of dangerous blood clot injuries.
Once a blood clot from Yaz and Yasmin use forms, risks of serious and sometimes fatal complications also increase, including:
- pulmonary embolisms
- strokes, and
- deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
The serious risks of blood clots and their complications from Yaz and Yasmin have prompted authorities to issue warnings about links between blood clots and use of Yaz and Yasmin. These authorities include:
- European Medicines Agency
- U.S. FDA
- New England Journal of Medicine
- British Medical Journal
If you have suffered the injuries listed above after using Yaz or Yasmin, you may be entitled to substantial compensation from Bayer.