The most serious potential Yasmin side effects and YAZ side effects include:  

  • deep vein thrombosis
  • gallbladder disease 
  • hepatic neoplasia (liver cancer)
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • myocardial infarction ( heart attack) and other heart-related problems
  • stroke
  • thromboembolism [when a blood clot that formed in a blood vessel travels through the blood stream and plugs up another blood vessel in, for example, the lungs (a pulmonary embolism), the brain (a stroke), a leg or elsewhere]

Yasmin & Yaz Side Effects

While the above side effects are generally associated with all combined-hormone contraceptives, the risk from Yaz and Yasmin is reportedly much higher. Yasmin and Yaz birth control works by delivering two hormones — ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone (a synthetic progestin) — and in addition to the above-listed problems, there are a significant number of side effects that are more specific to Yasmin:

If you have taken Yasmin or Yaz (or the generic formula, Ocella) and have experienced any of the above-listed symptoms or conditions, you should be aware that the symptom(s) may be the signal of a dangerous and possibly life-threatening Yasmin side effect or Yaz side effect, and you should seek medical attention right away, whether from the healthcare provider that prescribed the Yasmin or from another source.

Speak with One of Our Experienced Yasmin Side Effects Lawyers

Contact us to speak with a Yasmin side effects lawyer at Bernhard Liebhard LLP if you suspect that the injury or illness suffered by your family member or yourself may be linked to Yasmin use. Your potential Yasmin lawsuit consultation will be free and confidential. 

Published November 17, 2011 by