Serious Health Dangers From Birth Control Pills

A recent study in the widely respected British Medical Journal reported that compared to women with other birth control pills, the women who used birth control pills which contained drospirenone endured elevated levels of gallstones, severe allergic reactions, liver disorders, heart attacks, strokes, and life-threatening blood clots. Essure lawsuits help the victims of harmful birth control techniques to take some legal action against them.

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The advertisements didn’t advise viewers of the substantial side effects.  The FDA rebuked the maker and required it to mount a new TV campaign clarifying the ways that they’d previously misled viewers.

Hyperkalemia, an abnormally high amount of potassium in the blood, is another potential side effect of contraceptives containing drospirenone.

A woman’s risk of hyperkalemia increases if she takes them in conjunction with drugs known to increase potassium concentration, such as ACE inhibitors, heparin, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, including such common drugs as Motrin, aspirin, and COX2 inhibitors.

Girls who have kidney disease, liver disease, or who are overweight are all at greater risk of developing blood clots and other serious side effects when using contraceptives containing drospirenone.

A 2009 FDA inspection of the firm’s manufacturing facility discovered that their methods for assuring the quality and consistency of every batch of drugs dropped under FDA standards.

The suits include charges that the firm had failed to adequately research the dangers and side effects of the drug, that its advertising was misleading and failed to make potential users aware of the health risks, which even if it knew about the about serious side effects and health impacts the firm failed to withdraw the drug from the market.

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