A lawsuit was filed in the Texas alleging pharmaceuticals giant Bayer of not warning patients adequately over the side effects of its birth control pill Yaz. The lawsuit was filed on October 12, 2012 in federal court of Texas by a woman plaintiff, whose name was reported in the lawsuit as Kim Lucas. Though, the lawsuit was initially filed by the plaintiff in the district court of Texas, but for the sake of consolidation and streamlining the judicial process it was transferred to the Multidistrict Litigation Court (MTDL) of Illinois. MTDL of Illinois is one of those courts that is observing and hearing a plenty of Yaz lawsuits that are filed across the United States.

In the lawsuit filed by the plaintiff and her Yaz lawsuit attorney, it was stated that she began taking the birth control pill around 2010 after she was prescribed by her doctor to treat symptoms of irregular menstruation and premenstrual disorder. However, immediately after 4 months of taking the drug she suffered a blood clot and subsequent stroke. Blood clots are dangerous as they could lead to a number of further complications, including pulmonary embolisms, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis, and strokes.

Yaz and Yasmin are among those birth control pills that contain the synthetic hormone drospirenone which other oral contraceptive pills are devoid of. Many of the lawsuits that were filed against the Yaz drug claim that the synthetic hormone drospirenone, is the major cause of side effects that women experience including gall bladder cancer and blood clots. Various studies have suggested that women taking Yaz have a much higher risk of developing blood clots than women taking other forms of oral contraceptives.

What are Yaz-Yasmin Pills?

These are two most popular brands of birth control pills that are widely prescribed by doctors and health professionals across the regions of United States. These two drugs when given in combination show maximum effects and consequently the maximum benefits to users. These two drugs contain a special and unique progestin hormone known as drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. When taken as per the direction of the physician it can diminish the chances of pregnancy up to 99 percent.

The drugs are also prescribed to regulate and normalize cases like irregular menstruation and pre-menstrual disorders. Despite the fact that the drug received wide recognition and appreciation it was under the tight scrutiny of the federal agency USFDA after various cases and lawsuits linked it with side effects like gall bladder cancer and clot formation in the blood. Asides the above mentioned side effects both of these drugs could readily interact with other chemical salts putting the health of the consumer in jeopardy.

What are other salts that Yaz can readily interact with?

Some of the common potassium retention drugs that readily interact with yaz-yasmin are:

  • Tranquilizers, barbiturates and other sleep inducing pills
  • Antibotics like rifampin, rifabutin, griseofulvin, and rifapentine
  • Anastrozole
  • Cyclosporine
  • Clofibrate
  • Caffeine