are popular birth control pills that are similar in composition, and similar in the unexpected side effects they can cause. Both these drugs are produced by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. In recent times, Yaz and Yasmin have played a central role in a lot of legal battles against Bayer Pharmaceuticals. These lawsuits have been filed by different plaintiffs across the country, who have used Yaz or Yasmin and as a result suffered serious side effects. Both drug can cause blood clots, pulmonary embolism, and other heart problems in patients using them.  Both Yaz and Yasmin are part of a new generation of oral contraceptives, which uses the synthetic hormone drospirenone as an active ingredient. Drospirenone is linked with an increased risk of blood clots. The risk of developing clots after its use is six times higher than patients using other form of contraceptives.

Clots developed due to Yaz or Yasmin usage can pose fatal problems. These clots can travel to heart causing heart attack or other cardiovascular problems. They can move to lungs and cause pulmonary embolism. They can even lead to death, if the diseases become aggravated. Drospirenone combined with another active ingredient of Yaz and Yasmin called ethinyl estradiol, can cause severe diseases.

Food and Drug Administration had also criticized Bayer for making false claims about the actual benefits of the pill.  The FDA has also given a warning to Bayer regarding its ad campaigns, in which it has promoted these drugs for other than FDA-approved uses.

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