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Yaz® vs. Yasmin®: What’s the Difference?

Many people are unaware of the difference between Yaz & Yasmin. While the two birth control pills are very similar in a number of ways, there are several minor differences.

Yaz / Yasmin Lawsuit Update 8/2/12: According to a second quarter stockholders newsletter released this week, pharmaceutical giant Bayer is poised to pay out more than $1.2 billion to settle lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals allegedly injured by Yaz and Yasmin side effects.Yet despite the massive payout, Bayer will still face thousands of lawsuits over Yaz and Yasmin in the near future.

Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Update 7/23/12: Last week, a Florida man filed a medical malpractice lawsuit which claimed that his wife died following plastic surgery as the result of a Yasmin-induced pulmonary embolism that could have been prevented if her doctors had taken her off the drug prior to surgery. The complaint notes that proper standards of medical care outlined in the Physician’s Desk Reference indicate that “oral contraceptives should be discontinued at least four weeks prior to and for two weeks after elective surgery.”

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot after taking Yaz or Yasmin, 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?

Often confused to be the same thing, Yasmin is not Yaz. Both pills are classified as fourth generation oral contraceptives; however distinctions between the two include:

  • Yasmin was approved by the FDA in 2001 and Yaz was approved in 2006
  • Yasmin has a slightly higher EE level than Yaz:
    • o Yasmin—3 mg drospirenone and 30 mcg EE per tablet
    • o Yaz—3 mg drospirenone and 20 mcg EE per tablet

The medication that works best for acne depends on the individual’s body. Both Yaz and Yasmin have been approved by the FDA to treat moderate acne in women who are at least 14 years old and have already started having periods. Yaz has a slightly lower EE level, which may affect each woman differently. While some women say Yasmin has helped their acne dramatically, others say that it is Yaz that has helped them clear their moderate acne.

Which medications can be taken simultaneously with Yaz & Yasmin depends. Some drugs will affect the effectiveness of Yasmin. Make sure to discuss with your doctor the list of drugs you are currently taking, including vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors.

Both Yasmin & Yaz have been linked to serious side effects and even sudden death. If you’re considering making a switch from one to the other, talk to your doctor before making the decision on your own.

Do I Have a 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 Yaz and Yasmin 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 Yaz or Yasmin, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.

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