Yaz Side Effects | Yaz Birth Control Side Effects

Yaz Side Effects

Serious side effects of the fourth generation birth control pill Yaz have been reported by women across the United States. These side effects of the use of Yaz or Yasmin birth control include:

Yaz Side Effects Include

  • Blood clots
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Stroke
  • Serious gall bladder problems
  • Liver cancer, liver tumors, severe liver bleeding
  • Breast cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • High blood pressure
  • Total loss of vision

Life threatening side effects of Yaz, involving blood clots, have been experienced by women with no prior history of  clots. Yaz blood clots often develop in the legs, and when this is the case it is called Yaz deep vein thrombosis (Yaz DVT). Unfortunately blood clots can develop in other areas of the body as well, including the head, lungs, pelvis, arms, and eyes and may cause serious health problems.

List of Yaz blood clots symptoms:

The following list of symptoms could indicate serious heath issues caused by blood clots from using Yaz:

  • Coughing blood
  • Sharp or heavy chest pain
  • Severe headaches that come on quickly
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain or swelling in the legs and arms
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Total loss of vision
  • Back of lower leg pain

Yaz side effects risk factors

Increased side effects can result from several risk factors. These  risk factors include:

  • Smoking more than 15 cigarettes a day
  • High blood cholesterol or fat
  • Women over 35

Public Citizen, the consumer protection group, has recommended that the FDA ban third generation contraceptives because of a lack of studies researching their serious side effects and potential health risks. Yaz is considered to be a fourth generation contraceptive. Yaz also uses a combination of hormones like third generation contraceptives and in addition, uses drospirenone, a new synthetic hormone. Public Citizen has stated on their web site, http://www.worstpills.org/results.cfm?drug_id=732 “There is no medical reason you should be using Yasmin rather than one of the older pills containing the progestins norgestrel, levonorgestrel or norethindrone.”