Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol Information

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Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol, when combined, are hormones effective at preventing ovulation. They work by not allowing a woman’s egg from completely developing each month. The egg no longer accepts sperm and fertilization is prohibited. Found in the most popular birth control pills on the market today, these hormones create a dangerous and deadly combination.

Some women taking these oral contraceptives have experienced painful side effects such as deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, gall bladder damage, heart attacks, and strokes. Women who are smokers, have family history of deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, or strokes should not take these types of birth control pills. Unfortunately, companies distributing Yaz have not properly warned of the side effects.

Let our Yaz lawyers fight for the justice you are owed. You can contact Shrader & Associates L.L.P. at (877) 958-7920 today!

One Chemical Makes All the Difference

Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol are found in different doses as the main ingredients in Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Yasminelle, Beyaz, Safyral, and Gianvi. Considered fourth generation oral contraceptives, these have become one of the most popularly prescribed birth control pills in the United States. What differentiates these from other birth control pills is the ingredient drospirenone, a different compound from other synthetic progestins, which is used to help eliminate acne.

This hormone is linked to an increased potassium level, which has the potential to cause hyperkalemia, a dangerous blood condition, which may result in death. This combination of hormones is also used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD is an intense form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Women suffering from PMDD may experience severe emotional and physical symptoms one to two weeks before the start of their menstrual flow.

Drospirenone containing oral contraceptives are not recommended for patients with:

  • Adrenal insufficiency — a lack of hormones made by the adrenal glands
  • Renal insufficiency — a lack of kidney function to maintain a normal state of health
  • Hepatic dysfunction — a lack of liver function

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Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against these dangerous drug manufacturers, alleging that the combined formula of drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol has put women in great risk for serious injury and death. If you or a loved one has suffered from the dangerous side effects of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella, you may be eligible for financial compensation.

Do not hesitate to contact the dangerous drug attorneys at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. Reach us at (877) 958-7920 for a free consultation.

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