Loryna side effects have been reported by thousands of women taking this hormonal birth control pill. One ingredient in Loryna is a new synthetic hormone called drospirenone. The FDA warns that drospirenone is associated with a 75% increased risk of blood clots, which can cause severe Loryna side effects. If a blood clot becomes an embolism, it can get trapped inside a major internal organ, causing a heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, lifelong disability, or death.
Loryna is a hormonal birth control pill that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011. Loryna is the generic version of Yaz, and is manufactured by the generic drug company Sandoz Pharmaceuticals.
Loryna is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when taken as directed. It is intended to be taken every day. The regimen consists of 24 “active” pills, which each contain the following amounts of hormones:
- 3 milligrams of drospirenone
- 0.02 milligrams of ethinyl estradiol
Drospirenone is a synthetic version of the female reproductive hormone progesterone, and it reduces the chances of getting pregnant by inhibiting ovulation (when the ovaries release an egg). Ethinyl estradiol is a synthetic version of estrogen, another female reproductive hormone.
Loryna and Drospirenone
The FDA is now warning women that drospirenone increases the risk of developing a blood clot by 75% over older types of synthetic progestin. All progestins are associated with a higher risk of blood clots. With older progestins (levonorgestrel, norgestrel, norethindrone, and more), the risk was around 6 women out of every 10,000 women. When women started to use drospirenone instead of these older progestins, researchers quickly discovered that the risk of blood clots was 75% greater — approximately 10 women out of every 10,000 taking the medication.
You may not realize that a blood clot is a very serious, life-threatening side effect of Loryna. This side effect has been seen even in women who have no history of blood clots. Once a blood clot forms, it is difficult for the body to dissolve it. Pressure can build up behind the blood clot, and it may break loose. Once a blood clot is in a woman’s bloodstream, it travels until the blood vessels get too narrow for the blood clot to pass. Then, the blood clot will stop the supply of blood to whatever tissue is ahead.
Blood clots often become trapped in the lungs, heart, brain, or other major internal organ. When this happens, severe problems occur. As you are probably already aware, a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or stroke can be potentially deadly. Even if they do not cause death, they can cause permanent damage to internal organs. This can result in lifelong disabilities that require intensive medical treatment and therapy. The psychological impact of a severe Loryna side effect should also not be under-estimated.
Loryna Side Effects
If you have been injured by a Loryna side effect, you may be considering filing a Loryna lawsuit seeking justice and financial compensation for your injury. Bayer now faces more than 11,000 lawsuits regarding side effects of birth control pills containing drospirenone. If you have suffered a Loryna side effect and wish to join the growing numbers of women who have filed lawsuits, contact a lawyer at The Schmidt Firm, PLLC immediately for more information about your legal rights.
Loryna side effects include, but are not limited to:
- 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