Users' questions

Can Yasmin cause birth defects?

Can Yasmin cause birth defects?

There is little or no increased risk of birth defects in women who inadvertently use COCs during early pregnancy.

What does Yasmin do to your body?

It works mainly by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle. It also makes vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and changes the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg.

How long after starting Yasmin Are you protected?

If you start Yasmin on the first day of your period you are immediately protected against pregnancy. You may also begin on day 2-5 of the cycle, but then you must use extra protective measures (for example, a condom) for the first 7 days.

Are there any lawsuits for the Yasmin pill?

Lawsuits for Yasmin Birth Control Injuries. The Yasmin lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for users of the Yaz or Yasmin birth control pill, as the drug maker has failed to adequately warn that otherwise healthy young women could face an increased risk of serious health problems caused by Yasmin side effects.

When did Yasmin birth control pills come out?

Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combined hormonal oral contraceptive, which is an older version of the popular Yaz birth control. It was originally introduced by Berlex, which has been acquired by Bayer Healthcare, in April 2001. It was the first birth control pill to contain the progestin drospirenone,…

What are the side effects of birth control pill Yaz?

Women who suffered from side effects after taking Yaz and related pill Yasmin, both for birth control, filed more than 11,000 lawsuits against pharmaceutical giant Bayer. The pills caused blood clots, gallbladder issues, heart attacks and strokes, lawsuits alleged.

How much did Bayer pay for the Yasmin case?

According to a 2015 news report, Bayer had paid close to $2 billion to resolve claims filed by Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptive users that use of the birth-control pills resulted in venous blood clots.