Yaz is currently one of the top-selling contraceptive products in the United States, generating over $600 million in 2008 alone. Generic Yaz, which is called ‘Ocella,’ is marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals.
BIRTH CONTROL BLOOD CLOT UPDATE: 4/25/11
Two new British Medical Journal (BMJ) studies have confirmed that Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and other new ‘fourth generation’ birth control medications significantly increase the risk of blood clots over those taking older birth control products. The results of the studies highlight the well known fact that the mix of hormones needed to prevent pregnancy also promote clotting factors.
Free Ocella Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot after taking Ocella, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
Yasmin and Yaz were originally manufactured by Berlex Laboratories and are currently manufactured by Bayer Healthcare. The generic Yasmin is called Ocella, and is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Yaz birth control and the generic Ocella are relatively new contraceptive pills containing the progestin drospirenone. Unfortunately, since there are no long-term studies regarding the safety of this new synthetic hormone, there is limited information regarding serious side effects like blood clots and related complications such as heart attacks or strokes.
Ocella is quickly becoming a replacement for Yaz and Yasmin. It is meant to be taken orally everyday. Though many women have reported seeing no difference between the two, some have reported increased nausea, acne breakouts, and weight gain in switching from Yaz or Yasmin to Ocella.
Ocella, Yaz, and Yasmin are the only birth control pills in the United States that contain drospirenone. While all birth control pills carry some risk of stroke, blood clots, etc., the drospirenone in these pills is directly tied to heart problems and sudden death. It is important for any woman who is considering starting Ocella, Yaz, or Yasmin to fully understand the potential health risks.
Do I Have an Ocella Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Ocella lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new blood clot cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed a blood clot after using Ocella, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.