Yaz Blood Clots

Last Updated on June 26, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Women who have taken Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella birth control pills and experienced life threatening side effects, such as blood clots, heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), venous thromboembolism (VTE) or pulmonary embolism.
Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella side effects include heart attack, stroke, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), venous thromboembolism (VTE), benign liver tumors, and gallbladder disease.
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Additional Details
Yaz, Yasmin, and the generic equivalent Ocella are once a day oral contraceptives that are designed to prevent pregnancy. Yaz has also been FDA-approved to treat Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).
In October 2011, the FDA announced that the risk of Yaz blood clots in users of Yaz and other drospirenone-containing pills was higher when compared to those taking older versions of the pill.