The once popular birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to an increased risk of blood clots, strokes, and a potentially deadly gallbladder disease. The Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills utilize a different type of hormone than previous birth control pills which has been associated with an increased risk of blood clots, strokes, and now, gallbladder disease. Drospirenone is the new type of hormone utilized in these birth control drugs and is perhaps boosting the level of cholesterol in bile and limiting the movement of the gallbladder associated with gallstones and gallbladder disease. Drospirenone has also been associated with a dramatic increase in blood clots.
Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits continue to be filed against their manufacturers Bayer and Schering.
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