Loryna Side Effects Injury Lawsuits. If you have used the Loryna birth control pill and have suffered side effects such as: blood clot, pulmonary embolism, stroke or heart attack, the defective drug attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP would like to speak with you. Loryna, a synthetic form of progestin called drospirenone has been associated with serious side effects and health problems. A growing body of research has found that women who use birth control pills like Loryna face a greater danger of experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) (blood clot) compared to women who use pills made with another form of progestin. Loryna blood clots may lead to even more serious problems, including strokes, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis side effects.
If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot, pulmonary embolism, stroke or heart attack side effect while using ‘Loryna’, you may be entitled to compensation. Lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP who investigate defective drugs are offering free consultations to victims of Loryna side effects concerning a potential personal injury lawsuit. To learn how our ‘Loryna’ injury lawyers can help you, please contact us online today or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
Loryna Side Effects
Loryna is a generic version of the popular birth control pill known as Yaz/Yasmin. Made by Sandoz, Loryna was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2011. In addition to preventing pregnancy, ‘Loryna’ may be used to treat symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in women over 14 who also desire contraception. It is also approved to treat acne in women over 14 who require birth control.
According to the FDA, drospirenone can lead to hyperkalemia, a condition caused by excessive amounts of potassium in the blood, in certain high risk patients. This condition may result in potentially serious heart and health problems.
Side effects that have been associated with drospirenone birth control pills include:
- Blood Clots
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVA)
- Heart Attack
- Gallbladder Disease / Injury (cholecystitis)
Loryna and Blood Clots
At the time of Loryna’s approval, Yaz/Yasmin and other drospirenone contraceptives were controversial because of their association with serious side effects, including blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. At the time of the Loryna approval, Yaz and other birth control pills made with drospirenone had already been named in more than 8,000 lawsuits alleging the contraceptives caused women to suffer serious and deadly side effects.
Loryna contains the same active ingredients as Yaz/Yasmin, it is likely that ‘Loryna’ users will be at greater risk of suffering these same side effects. Though all birth control pills put women at a higher risk of blood clots, evidence is accumulating that those made with drospirenone increase this risk even more.
Just weeks after the FDA approved ‘Loryna’, the agency announced it was monitoring the safety of drospirenone birth control pills after two studies published in the British Medical Journal indicated women taking these drugs are approximately 2.5 times more likely to develop blood clots than women taking other forms of birth control pills.
In addition to the British Medical Journal studies, two earlier studies have found that birth control pills made with drospirenone increase the risk of blood clots. Two other studies, reportedly funded by Bayer, the company that makes Yaz, found no increased risk.