Submitted by admindrugalert on Wed, 10/06/2010 - 10:27
Taking prescription birth control medications like Ocella increases the amount of estrogen in the body. The increase in this hormone can be the cause of strokes in women. In fact, women past a certain age suffer from strokes nearly twice as often as men do. Women who use Ocella have been making claims that they are experiencing one of its more serious side effects – including strokes. Even birth control pills that contain lower levels of estrogen are put women at a higher risk for a stroke.
Submitted by admindrugalert on Wed, 10/06/2010 - 10:14
A pulmonary embolism is the result of a foreign body that has moved through the bloodstream to the lungs. Once there, the foreign body causes a blockage in the main artery. This can cause severe physical problems, even death. Some women who take the prescription birth control medicine, Ocella, have reportedly experienced pulmonary embolisms. Taking this birth control pill increases the estrogen in the body; which can cause the blockage of the flow of blood to the lungs.
Submitted by admindrugalert on Wed, 10/06/2010 - 10:06
Ocella, a generic form of the prescription birth control drug, Yaz, has a number of mild to extremely serious side affects attributed to it. The most serious on the list is a heart attack. It is important to live a healthy lifestyle, whether or not you are taking Ocella or any prescription drug since none of these drugs are free of possible complications.