There's growing concern that the side effects of certain birth control pills may lead to serious complications.
Previously, the Food and Drug Administration voted that certain types of birth control pills that included drospirenone, including Safyral, Yaz and Beyaz, should receive stronger warning labels because of the serious risks associated with them.
Safyral side effects have included blood clots, which, if they occur in the brain, can lead to stroke.
Now, a new study by researchers at the Imperial College of London has found there has been an increase in strokes worldwide. In the U.S., the number of stroke victims has risen 25 percent during the past two years among the young and middle-aged, with the number of older victims falling. This could be due to the fact that some younger patients are using birth control pills with drospirenone.
In fact, the maker of Safyral, Bayer Healthcare, admits that the pill may increase a woman's tendency to develop strokes, as well as heart attacks. The pharmaceutical giant recommends that women who are considering using hormonal birth control pills that contain drospirenone talk with their healthcare provider about the risks.
Women who have experienced serious Safyral side effects may also want to consult a qualified attorney to determine if they should take legal action.