Birth Control Pills

What is the Difference between Yaz and Yasmin?

Both Yaz and Yasmin are produced by Bayer Healthcare and contain the same active ingredients, but they contain them in different proportions.  Yasmin contains more ethinyl estradiol (30 mcg), while Yaz contains only 20 mcg.

The number of active pills in each cycle differs between these two drugs as well.  Yasmin has 21 active pills in each cycle, while Yaz has 24.

The most notable difference between these two oral contraceptives is that Yaz has been approved by the FDA for the additional indications of alleviating premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and moderate acne in women 14 years of age and over.

Both of these drugs have come under scrutiny for the increased risk for blood clots, and both are involved in litigation at this time.  If you have taken Yaz or Yasmin and have suffered pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or venous thromboembolism, contact the attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP today.  You are entitled to compensation.