Yaz is a popular birth control pill along with its cousin . Both these drugs are produced by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Lately Yaz has been in news for all the wrong reasons. It has played a central role in a lot of legal battles against Bayer pharmaceuticals. Patients or their relatives who have suffered serious side effects as a result of using Yaz have filed these lawsuits. It is being linked to several fatal side effects. These severe side effects include blood clots, pulmonary embolism, deep vain thrombosis, heart problems and even death in some patients using it. It is a new generation oral contraceptive, which uses the synthetic hormone drospirenone as an active ingredient. Drospirenone is linked with risk of blood clot and elevated levels of potassium in the blood. The risk of developing clots after its use is much higher than patients using other forms of contraceptive.

These blood clots, which are a result of using Yaz, could be fatal. These clots can travel to heart and once there could result in a or other cardiovascular problems. They can move to lungs and cause pulmonary embolism. They can even lead to death.  Drospirenone, combined with another active ingredient of (called ethinyl estradiol), can cause severe gallbladder diseases.

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