Many people have questions about the popular prescription drug, Yaz. As with all prescription drugs, it is important to understand what Yaz is, why it is prescribed and its potential side effects. Yaz has been associated with serious medical conditions and the FDA has warned the Yaz manufacturer that its advertisements broaden the drug's indication, overstate the efficacy of Yaz, and minimize serious risks associated with the use of the drug. Therefore, it is important for Yaz users to understand what they should do if they have suffered injuries from using Yaz.
What is Yaz?
Yaz is a prescription birth control pill manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. It is a pill that is taken orally. Like other birth controls pills, Yaz contains the hormones estrogen and progestin in order to prevent pregnancy. However, the progestin used in Yaz is dropsirenone, a type of progestin that has been linked to serious medical conditions.
Why is Yaz Prescribed?
Yaz is primarily a contraceptive pill that is intended to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Yaz may also be prescribed to treat the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and to treat moderate acne in women who are taking birth control pills.
What are the Dosage Recommendations for Yaz?
Yaz is a tablet that is taken once a day. Each packet has 24 tablets with active ingredients and 4 placebo pills for every 28 day cycle. The pill must be taken at the same time every day and its efficacy is affected if a dose is missed. The same dosage of Yaz is prescribed for women of all ages and weights.
How Can I Get Help If Iíve Been Hurt by Yaz?
There are serious risks associated with Yaz including blood clots, stroke, pulmonary embolisms, heart attacks and elevated blood potassium levels.
If you have suffered from any of these serious side effects or, if your loved one has died from one of these conditions, then it is important to seek the assistance of a Yaz attorney. Your attorney will thoroughly review your case and discuss whether you have any potential causes of action against Bayer, as the manufacturer of Yaz, or against your doctor who wrote you a prescription for Yaz. A lawyer will advise you of your rights and potential damage awards. Your Yaz lawyer will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation and will likely not collect a fee unless you are successful in your case.
As with other types of product liability cases, the law provides a statute of limitations within which you must file a lawsuit alleging injuries by a defective drug. Therefore, it is important to contact a Yasmin attorney today for advice if you or a loved one has been hurt by Yaz.