Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits continue to mount as more strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots are reported in those women taking the birth control pill manufactured by Bayer. All the lawsuits allege that the progesterone used in the Bayer formulation is dangerous and causes the strokes and blood clots. Studies of Yaz and Yasmin point to the fact that the ingredient used in these birth control pills, drospirenone, causes a potassium buildup which leads to a drop in heart rate. The drop in heart rate may lead to clot formation. Other studies have noted that drospirenone may also lead to an electrolyte imbalance which may trigger strokes.
In spite of the drugs’ initial popularity due to Bayer’s aggressive marketing of the products, Yaz and Yasmin face mounting lawsuits. Presently, the drugs remain on the market. The FDA has not commented yet on the dangers of the birth control pills.
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