Syeda side effects are linked to drospirenone, a controversial new synthetic hormone that is associated with a 75% increased risk of developing blood clots. A blood clot is a life-threatening side effect of Syeda, because it can become stuck in a major internal organ and cause a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, ischemic stroke, and more. In the most severe cases, Syeda side effects have caused irreparable organ damage, organ failure, permanent disability, or death.
Syeda is a once-daily hormonal birth control pill that is used to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy. Syeda is sold by the generic drug company Sandoz, which is a subsidiary of Novartis.
The Syeda regimen consists of 21 “active” tablets and 7 “inactive” tablets. The inactive pills contain no hormones, but they help a woman maintain a daily habit of taking her birth control at the same time each day. Each “active” pill contains the following hormonal ingredients:
- 3-mg drospirenone
- 0.03-mg ethinyl estradiol
Research has found that the most effective method of hormonal contraception is to use a combination of estrogen and progestin. Pharmaceutical companies that invent birth control pills use a synthetic version of estrogen called ethinyl estradiol, which has been used in medicine since the 1940s and has a long history of relatively safe use. Drospirenone is a relatively new ingredient, and has only been widely-used in birth control since the mid-2000s.
Is Syeda different from Yasmin?
Syeda is the generic form of Yasmin. Both medications have the same active ingredients, dosage, FDA-approved indications, risks, benefits, and side effects. The side effects of Syeda are the same as for Yasmin. Both medications increase a woman’s risk of developing a blood clot.
Side Effects of Syeda and Drospirenone
The problem with Syeda is that it contains drospirenone. This ingredient has come under heightened scrutiny, after multiple studies linked this ingredient to a slightly higher risk of blood clots compared to older types of synthetic progestin (levonorgestrel, norgestrel, norethindrone). These older types of progestin had a long-established risk of approximately 6 cases of blood clots for every 10,000 women taking the medication. With drospirenone, approximately 10 women for every 10,000 are expected to develop a blood clot.
What is the problem with blood clots? One side effect of Syeda is higher amounts of potassium in the bloodstream. In some women, elevated potassium levels can increase the risk of gallbladder disease, kidney problems, hyperkalemia, and blood clots.
Most women who have suffered serious Syeda side effects have developed a blood clot, usually in a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Blood clots that form in deep veins in the body are more dangerous than surface blood clots, because they can suddenly break loose and become an embolism. An embolism will travel throughout the bloodstream until the blood vessels become too narrow, and then it will become stuck, and stop the supply of blood to whatever tissue is ahead. It usually gets stuck inside a major internal organ. Blood clots cause the most severe Syeda side effects, including heart attack, ischemic stroke, and pulmonary embolism. Other organs may also be harmed, depending on where the blood clot goes. These conditions can all be fatal. Even if they are not fatal, they may result in permanent disability.
Syeda Side Effects
If you have been injured by a Syeda side effect, you may wish to seek justice and financial compensation for your injury. Thousands of people are doing so right now. Bayer faces at least 50 lawsuits for women who died after using drospirenone birth control, and there are upwards of 11,000 lawsuits from women who have suffered any injury.
Contact a lawyer at The Schmidt Firm, PLLC if you have suffered any of the following Syeda side effects:
- 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