Popular Birth Control Pills Yaz and Yazmin suspected in the deaths of over 23 Canadian women

Tuesday, June 11 2013

The popular birth control pills Yaz and Yazmine could be responsible for the deaths of over 23 women. In a CBC news story, adverse drug reaction documents from Health Canada show a number of women, some as young as 14 have perished suddenly after taking the pill. Bayer, the company that manufactures the pills is currently undergoing several Canadian lawsuits in connection to their popular birth control pills. 

Every oral contraceptive on the market has warnings on the label citing risks of blood clots, heart attack, or even death. However, a 2011 study by the British Medical Journal showed that new generation birth control pills containing synthetic estrogen and progesterone like drospirenone (Yaz and Yazmin) are at a higher risk of blood clots and other adverse drug reactions.  

If you are taking Yaz or Yazmine talk with your doctor, or go to a clinic to see if the product is still the right fit for you. 

If you are experiencing persistent leg pain; sudden shortness of breath; sudden blindness, partial or complete; severe pain in your chest; sudden, severe headache unlike your usual headaches; weakness or numbness in an arm or leg, or trouble speaking; yellowing of the skin or eyes seek immediate help from a medical professional. 

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/06/11/birth-control-pills-yaz-yasmin.html

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