In May of 2001 the Food and Drug Administration approved a low dose birth control called Yaz or Yasmin. It was sold and marketed as an alternative to typical birth control compounds because it contained Drospirenone as its primary ingredient. As it turned out, Yasmin was everything a birth control medication should be, it was in fact 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, like many ‘approved’ drugs, certain significant adverse side effects began to show up in the populations of Yasmin users. These side effects resulted in serious conditions and in some cases death.
It is believed that Drospirenone raises the levels of potassium in the blood and may lead to a condition known as hyperkalemia which is linked to heart rhythm problems. Some of the related problems to this unintended result are heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and general heart rhythm problems, any of which could result in death.
There has been no formal recall by the manufacturer or the FDA but serious problems persist. These birth control medications remain on the market, for sale today. If you or a friend or family member have any adverse reaction or unexpected symptoms to this or any birth control medication or any other pharmacological product or medication, immediately seek appropriate medical care and attention.
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