Blood clots cause some of the most severe Syeda side effects. Other side effects include heart attack (myocardial infarction), pulmonary embolism, ischemic stroke, organ damage, permanent disability, and death.
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Syeda is a birth control pill that is prescribed to women who wish to reduce their chances of getting pregnant. Syeda is the generic equivalent of Yasmin, and it is sold by the generic pharmaceutical company Sandoz.
Syeda is a once-daily medication, consisting of 21 active pills and 7 inactive pills. The active pills contain a combination of two female reproductive hormones in the following amounts:
- 3-mg of drospirenone: A “fourth generation” version of synthetic progestin. This ingredient is relatively new, having been used in medication since the mid-2000s.
- 0.03-mg of ethinyl estradiol: A type of synthetic estrogen with a long history of relatively safe use in birth control
Is Syeda different from Yasmin?
Syeda is the generic equivalent of Yasmin. By law, generic versions of brand-name drugs must contain the same active ingredients, the same dosage, indications, risks, safety, side effects, and more. The biggest difference is that generic medications are typically much cheaper than their brand-name alternatives.
Both Syeda and Yasmin contain drospirenone, which can increase the risk of developing a blood clot, with potentially disabling or fatal results.
Side Effects of Syeda and Drospirenone
The controversy surrounding Syeda side effects comes from one ingredient: drospirenone, a newly-developed version of synthetic progestin. Synthetic progestin inhibits ovulation (when a woman’s ovaries release an egg).
- Blood clots form in approximately 4 out of 10,000 women taking birth control containing older generations of progestin, such as levonorgestrel, norgestrel, or norethindrone
- Blood clots form in approximately 10 out of 10,000 women taking drospirenone
An extra 4 cases of blood clots for every 10,000 women doesn’t sound like much of an increased risk. However, tens of millions of women decided to switch from older birth control to drospirenone when Yaz and Yasmin were approved. If you use Syeda, you may have initially used Yasmin.
Drospirenone increases a woman’s risk of developing a blood clot. The condition is called deep vein thrombosis, and it occurs when Syeda causes a woman’s potassium levels to increase too much, causing blood clots to form deep inside the legs, pelvis, or arms. High potassium also increases the risk of kidney damage, gallbladder disease, hyperkalemia, and irregular heartbeat. When you decided to use Syeda, you may have been unaware that blood clots are potentially life-threatening. They can move through the bloodstream, become trapped in an internal organ, and cause ischemic stroke, heart attack (myocardial infarction), pulmonary embolism, and more. After these severe events occur, it is common to suffer irreversible organ damage or disability. In rare cases, blood clots from drospirenone birth control pill have also caused death.
Syeda Side Effects
The pharmaceutical company Bayer is now facing upwards of 11,000 lawsuits brought by women who have been injured by drospirenone birth control pills, such as Syeda. The company also faces at least 50 lawsuits from family members of women who died after using a birth control pill containing drospirenone. If you have suffered a Syeda side effect, you may also wish to file a Syeda lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your injury.
Contact a lawyer at The Clark Firm, LLP if you have suffered any of the following Syeda side effects:
- Blood clots
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Gallbladder disease
- Hyperkalemia (toxic high levels of potassium)
- Irregular heartbeat (heart arrhythmia)
- Psychological trauma
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