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by on Thursday, February 3, 2011

Use: Birth control pill

Issue: Has been linked to serious problems, including stroke, blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism, that could be caused by the type of synthetic progestin in Yaz birth control called drospirenone. Drospirenone has antimineralocorticoid properties that can lead to hyperkalemia in high-risk patients, which may result in potentially serious heart and health problems.

Company: Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.