Discussion presented by our female medical Social Worker
Bladder Sling, Mirena IUD, Vaginal mesh, Yaz, Yasmin, Fosamax, Topomax, DePuy hip replacement recall, Actos, Breast Implants, Tylenol, avaira toric contact lenses and others are harming women.
It is amazing to me how many dangerous drugs and medical devices are having an effect on women. The breast Implant Helpline hears from women thru-out the country regarding their horrific experiences with these mesh devices. Yet, there are so many other drugs and medical devices that are hurting women. The Mirena birth control device, Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, The DePuy Hip Replacement, metal on metal hip replacements, Zimmer Duram Cup, Breast Implants, Cytotec, Topamax and others,
Mirena Birth Control device
Mirena Silicone IUD
The Mirena Birth control device has caused amongst other side effects: Miscarriage, Risk Of Infertility, Intrauterine Pregnancy, Streptococcal Sepsis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Cervix, Severe Pain, Contraceptive Perforation and other side effects.
Some women have experienced serious adverse side-effects and potentially life-threatening complications following the implantation of the Mirena device, including perforation of or imbedment in the uterus.
Bayer actually marketed Mirena as a way women could simplify their lifestyle. One of the ways it did so was through "Mirena Parties." Working with the social networking site Mom Central, Bayer created a Mirena direct marketing program that consisted of a series of house parties hosted by members of the Mom Central community. Bayer was eventually warned against this. The stories have heard and read regarding this device are horrific.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Evaluate women who become pregnant while using Mirena for ectopic pregnancy. Up to half of pregnancies that occur with Mirena in place are ectopic. The incidence of ectopic pregnancy in clinical trials that excluded women with risk factors for ectopic pregnancy was approximately 0.1% per year.
"Tell women who choose Mirena about the risks of ectopic pregnancy, including the loss of fertility."
Other Adverse Effects from the use of Mirena:
Sepsis, ovarian cyst formation, breast cancer, damage to conceived children, PID, embedment, amenorrhea, perforation of uterine wall or cervix may occur during insertion
It is estimated that in about 200,000 births in one year, Cytotec was used to stimulate delivery. This is where most of the problems with this drug, including birth defects have incurred. The purpose of the drug was for the prevention of ulcers, but it has also been used in abortions. Brain damage to infants is of particular concern.\
Yaz, yasmin Birth Control Pills
Studies recently published in the British Medical Journal, which concluded that women ages 15-44 taking birth control pills containing the synthetic progestin, drospirenone, are more likely to develop blood clots deep in the veins of the leg (venous thromboembolism), than women using birth control pills containing the common progestin levonorgestrel. The studies reported that the risk of developing blood clots for women taking the drospirenone-containing pills may be two to three times greater than those who take other pills. Yaz is one of these drugs.
Potential Yasmin and Yaz side effects may cause:
- Heart Attacks
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- Blood Clots
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Liver damage
- Anaphylactic Shock
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- cervical cancer
- severe migraines
- Hair loss
- Gallbladder Disease
List of Drugs similiar to Yaz and Yasmine
Approved Oral Contraceptives containing Drospirenone
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Ocella Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Safyral Drospirenone 3 mg, ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg, and levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg
Syeda Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Yasmin Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Zarah Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Beyaz Drospirenone 3 mg, ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg and levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
Gianvi Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
Loryna Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
Yaz Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
Topiramate, the generic form of Johnson & Johnson's anti-seizure drug, Topamax, is under fire from the Food & Drug Administration for its birth defect risks, Reuters reports. The medication is prescribed to patients suffering from epilepsy, and more popularly, to consumers with chronic migraine headaches. Topiramate has recently been combined with other drugs to battle obesity and bipolar disorder. More than 4.7 million prescriptions for Topamax were filled in the United States from 2007 to 2010, bringing in approximately $600 million worldwide last year.
In March 2011, the FDA issued a warning that Topamax side effects may increase the risk of oral cleft birth defects, such as cleft lip and cleft palate, among babies born to mothers who took the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy. As a result of inadequate warnings previously provided, many women were not aware they may be exposing their baby to a potential risk of Topamax birth defect.
If one looks att all the current medical devices and drugs with complications the effects on women are staggering:? A new report says women are most likely to be injured.
FOSAMAX EFFECTS WOMEN
The .Long-Term use of Fosamax has been shown to more then double the Risk of Femur Fractures Among Older Women.
An article in an issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that long-term use of Fosamax and other bisphosphonate drugs by older women more than doubles their chance of suffering femur fractures. This side effect is particularly disturbing in light of the fact that Fosamax and similar drugs are prescribed to strengthen the bones of women with osteoporosis.
The article summarizes a study of Canadian women aged 68 years and older who had taken oral bisphosphonates like Fosamax for five years or more. The study found that women who had taken Fosamax and related drugs for five years or longer were 2.74 times more likely to suffer a femur fracture than women who had taken the drug for only 100 days or less. In fact, the study concluded that more than half of the femur fractures among women who had taken bisphosphonates for five years or more were attributable to their use of bisphosphonates.
A number of Fosamax lawsuits seeking financial compensation have already been filed against Merck & Co. for injuries caused as a result of serious
TRANSVAGINAL MESH AND RELATED MESH PRODUCTS
Manufacturers of Mesh Products Include:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Ethicon TVT
- Gynecare TVT
- Gynemesh PS
- Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
- Avaulta Plus BioSynthetic Support System
- Avaulta Solo Synthetic Support System
- Faslata Allograft
- Pelvicol Tissue
- PelviSoft Biomesh
- Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh
- American Medical Systems or AMS
- Boston Scientific
- Advantage Sling System
- Obtryx Curved Single
- Obtryx Mesh Sling
- Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System
- Prefyx PPS System
Vaginal mesh implants have been used to correct uterine prolapse and incontinence but the complications are effecting women thru-out the United States, Canada and the U.K.
- Erosion of vaginal tissue can result from a vaginal mesh
- Hardening of the vaginal mesh
- Infection is a serious vaginal mesh-patch complication
- Severe Pain and discomfort
- Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
- Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
- Urinary problems and more severe incontinence
- painful sexual intercourse
- Vaginal mesh erosion
- Vaginal scarring
The transvaginal mesh Continues to effect women and alter the lives of Women and
Recent warnings have linked various birth control drugs and devices to serious injuries and even death.
Metal On Metal Hip Replacements like the DePuy and Zimmer
Women are reporting more problems, and a higher failure rate, with the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement system than men. It turns out they're also more prone to some of the serious side effects of the poorly-designed implant, including metallosis.
Statistics show individuals with a small stature, such as women may be more susceptible to failure of DePuy ASR hip implants.
Dow Corning Breast Implants
Breast Implant Lymphoma
In January 2011, The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advised that women who had received breast implants should notify their doctors of any changes in their breasts because of a possible association with a rare type of lymphoma. In breast implant patients, ALCL has occurred in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant.
Symptoms of breast implant lymphoma include:
Asymmetry that developed after their initial surgical sites were fully healed
Historically, women are more often exposed to dangerous medical products and medical negligence than men. Some medical malpractice claims, for instance, are unique to women—like obstetrical malpractice and sexual assault by health care providers. In addition, women suffer harm from gender-specific products such as breast implants, birth control pills, osteoporosis medications and birth control devices like IUDs.
In the age of prescription drugs and antidepressants, where drugs are administered over-the-counter without any major restrictions, more people are dying each year from medications than from traffic accidents. A recent L.A. Times article looked at the impact prescription drugs have upon American society, and their dangers if used in certain combinations.
In 2009, prescription drugs factored in the deaths of over 37,000 people. Less people died in motor vehicle accidents that year, which was a new phenomenon, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is hoped that the new bill coming before congress will protect women from manufacturers whose products slip thru and eventually are either recalled or end up with warnings. These drugs and medical devices are hurting women.