A recent Bloomberg article states "Birth-control pills containing desogestrel, cyproterone acetate or drospirenone carried about 1.5 to 2 times the risk of clots." Bayer's birth-control pills, Yaz, Yasmin, and Yasminelle contain drospirenone. With the exception of a recently approved generic version, Ocella, no other birth control pills contain drospirenone.
Reported side effects include:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- Heart Arrhythmia
- Heart Attack/Myocardial Infarctions and
- Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks