Before taking Beyaz, or any drug, it is important to understand the potential side effects. Fortunately, most common Beyaz side-effects are quite rare. For example, according to the label, the most common adverse reactions include headaches, menstrual irregularities, nausea/vomiting, irritability, decreased libido, and increased weight.
Other less common, but more serious Beyaz side-effects listed on the label include:
- Hyperkalemia, characterized by high levels of potassium in the blood and associated with kidney failure.
- Liver disease.
- High blood pressure, particularly among older women and long-time users.
- Gallbladder disease.
- Decreased glucose tolerance, which could be dangerous to diabetic women.
The most serious side-effects of Beyaz, although potentially fatal, are relatively rare. What the Beyaz label does not make very clear is that blood clots, including Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolisms, and stroke, are up to twice as likely with Beyaz when compared with other birth control formulations, according to several studies. Beyaz contains drospireneone, a relatively new compound that is also in Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. Last December, an advisory panel for the FDA concluded that the warnings about the increased risk of blood clots with Beyaz and other drospirenone-containing birth control pills were inadequate.
Lopez McHugh is representing women who have developed a blood clot, stroke, or pulmonary embolism while taking Beyaz, Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella. If you or a loved one has suffered a blood clot while taking one of those contraceptives, you may be eligible to recover damages. Contact Lopez McHugh for a free consultation or if you have any questions. Call today because if you wait too long, you may be barred from recovering for your injuries by your state’s time limits.