Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah, Gianvi and Deep Vein Thrombosis
Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah and Gianvi have been linked to the risk of blood clots which can cause deep vein thrombosis or DVT. Experts believe Yaz and Yasmin have a prothombotic effect due to the progestin drospirenone or drsp. Drsp is a diuretic which can cause an increase in potassium. Unsafe levels of potassium in the blood, also known as hyperkalemia, can disrupt heart rhythms and slow the flow of blood. This can lead to blood clotting.
Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella blood clot side effects are more formally known as thrombosis. Thrombosis is the formation or presence of a blood clot (thrombus) in a blood vessel. If the thrombus breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream, it is a thromboembolism. The clot may plug a vessel in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), brain (stroke), gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or leg.
The following symptoms may indicate that you are suffering from serious side effects of Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah or Gianvi.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Swelling in one or both legs
- Pain or tenderness in one or both legs which may occur only while walking or standing
- Warmth in the skin
- Red or discolored skin
- Visible surface veins
- Leg fatigue
If you suffer from these symptoms, you should report them to your doctor. Depending on how likely it is that you have a blood clot, the doctor may recommend an ultrasound, MRI, blood test or venography to make a final diagnosis.
Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis
The goals of deep vein thrombosis treatment are to stop your blood clot from getting any bigger, to prevent the clot from breaking loose and causing a pulmonary embolism, and to prevent deep vein thrombosis from happening again. The following are possible treatments for deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
- Blood thinners
- Clot busters
- Compression stockings
Birth control pills are known risk factor for blood clotting disorders including deep vein thrombosis (DVT). However, the risk is increased with the use of Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah, and Gianvi due to the progestin drosperinone (drsp). Drsp functions as a diuretic with thickens the blood possibly causing heart rhythm disturbances and blood clots.
Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah, Giavni Deep Vein Thrombosis Lawsuits
If you or a loved one developed a deep vein thrombosis after using Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah or Gianvi birth control pills you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call now 888-345-5291 for a Free Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah or Gianvi Case Evaluation.
The Yaz attorneys at Jackson Allen Williams, LLP are evaluating claims on behalf of individuals throughout the United States who were prescribed Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah or Gianvi and suffered serious side effects including blood clots, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, gallbladder removal or death.
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The initial consultation is free of charge. In personal injury cases where individuals have been injured by potentially defective products like Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah or Gianvi, it is important to act quickly to preserve evidence and investigate the the injury. Further, you must file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires. If you delay filing your claim, and the statute of limitations expires, you may lose your rights to compensation.