UPDATE: There have been reports this morning that up to 600 Australian women are considering taking legal action against the pharmaceutical group Bayer, who are the makers of contraceptive pills Yasmin and Yaz.
The women say they’ve suffered side effects, such as blood clots, after taking the pill.
It’s previously been documented that women have a heightened risk of blood clots when they take Yasmin and Yaz. This is a post written by Mamamia’s Deputy Editor Lucy Ormonde about what to do if you’re a women who’s currently taking one of those pills….
I’m trying really hard not to freak out right now.
But recently, there’s been a string of reports in the media suggesting the contraceptive pill I takes leaves users with a greater risk of blood clots, heart attacks, strokes and blindness.
Anyone one else out there on Yaz or Yasmin?
But seriously. I’ve been taking Yasmin on and off for around six years now and I’ve never had a problem. But after seeing these reports I’m keen to know whether I need to get up from my desk and mainline for the GP and get my script changed for something that doesn’t, you know, want to kill me.
In a detailed feature this month, Marie Claire looked at the claims that have been made that Yaz and Yasmin give women a six-fold increase of suffering from blood clots.