Numerous reports in the media cover the serious negative side effects of using the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin, and multiple state and federal lawsuits have been launched against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the makers of these oral contraceptives.
The lawsuits and health care advocates charge Bayer with downplaying the health risks associated with the use of Yaz and Yasmin, and the FDA recently investigated Bayer for overstating or exaggerating benefits associated with the use of this medication.
The market share of Yasmin and Yaz medications combined is substantial and accounts for more than 25% of the birth control pills used in the United States. Women who take or have taken Yaz or Yasmin should be aware of the side effects associated with their use.
Health problems associated with the use of Yaz or Yasmin
Some of the side effects suffered by some women who took or are taking these oral contraceptives include:
gall bladder disease
deep vein thrombosis
We've created an in-depth consumer information page on Yaz for the thousands of women in Colorado who use or have used Yasmin or Yaz and want more information on the side effects related to using these pills.