In 2012, The FDA ordered that the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, and other contraceptives containing drospirenone be labeled with a warning about a risk of blood clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. This was the second public health warning for these drugs. In 2011, the FDA issued a warning about Yasmin, Yaz, and pancreatitis.
The pancreas is a gland that forms part of the digestive and endocrine systems of the human body. It is important in digestion and the regulation of blood sugar. Pancreatitis is the name for a condition in which the pancreas becomes swollen and cannot do its job. Untreated pancreatitis can cause infection, severe bleeding, and permanent damage to the digestive system.
Pancreatitis from Yaz and Yasmin is more common in women with high cholesterol, or with a family history of hypertriglyceridemia, a disorder of the fat cells.
Symptoms of Yaz pancreatitis include:
- Abdominal pain
- Pain when eating or drinking
- Abdominal swelling
- Rapid heart beat
- Sudden weight loss
- Oily stools
Untreated pancreatitis can lead to organ failure in the kidneys, lungs, and heart. In severe cases, pancreatitis can cause death.
If you have suffered from pancreatitis after taking Yaz or Yasmin, it is important that you speak with a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer. You may be able to collect monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more, contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678.