Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah, Gianvi and Pulmonary Embolism
Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah and Gianvi have been linked to the risk of blood clots which can cause pulmonary embolism. 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, Ocella, Zarah and Gianvi 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 may be suffering from pulmonary embolism caused by Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah and Gianvi.
- Sudden shortness of breath
- Chest pains that mimic heart attack
- Cough that produces bloody or blood-streaked sputum
- Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
- Leg swelling
- Clammy or bluish-colored skin
- Excessive sweating
- Weak pulse
- Lightheadedness or fainting
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 a chest x-ray, lung scan CT Scan, and/or pulmonary angiogram to make a final diagnosis. Doctors may also conduct tests to determine if you have blood clots including a D-dimer blood test, ultrasound, MRI, and/or venography.
Treatment for Pulmonary Embolism
Prompt treatment of pulmonary embolism is essential to avoid serious complications or death. Pulmonary embolism is usually treated first with a fast-acting coagulant, usually heparin. If the pulmonary embolism is life-threatening doctors will often use clot-dissolving (thrombolytic) therapy and/or a vein filter.
Birth control pills are known risk factor for blood clotting disorders including Pulmonary Embolism (PE). However, the risk is increased with the use of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella 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, Zaray, and Gianvi Pulmonary Embolism Lawsuits
If you or a loved one developed pulmonary embolism or a loved one died 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 disease / 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.