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US Drug Watchdog's Yasmin Investigation

What Is Known About Possible Yasmin Side Effects.

The oral contraceptive Yasmin has been on the market since 2001, marketed by Bayer. This drug has come under increased scrutiny because of the higher incidence of side effects as compared to other oral contraceptives. There have been persistent complaints of depression either caused or exacerbated by Yasmin, along with mood swings and general emotional turmoil that seems to halt when the drug is no longer used.
  The US Drug Watchdog is particularly concerned with the number of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots & other serious medical issues incurred by women who were using Yasmin. Blood clots cause heart attacks, and strokes; because of the chemical makeup of oral contraceptives in general there is warning language on virtually all of them about the possibility of a stroke.

However, in the case of Yasmin, there have been so many complaints about heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and or debilitating emotional swings, the US Drug Watchdog has begun a formal investigation, and wants to hear from any woman, or victims family who has had an issue with Yasmin.

If you use Yasmin, you should be aware that this popular birth control pill has been associated with some very serious side effects. These include life-threatening blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. Since 2004, at least 50 deaths have been reported in women taking Yasmin and similar contraceptives.

Yasmin contains a very different type of progestin called drospirenone. Drospirenone is known to carry some health risks not seen with other forms of the hormone. Unfortunately, these risks were downplayed in Yasmin's early marketing campaigns, and its benefits were exaggerated. In fact, in 2003, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the maker of Yasmin to stop running a commercial that made such claims.

For more information possible victims can contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466


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