Yaz and Yazmin Birth Control Pills

Written by admin, June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013 – At this time, it is Health Canada’s view that the benefits of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills continue to outweigh the risks, when used according to Health Canada’s approved labelling instructions. Health Canada has been monitoring the safety of contraceptive pills on an ongoing basis, as it does for all drugs on the market, and is continuing to review the safety of all oral and non-oral hormonal contraceptives, including Yasmin and Yaz. The risk of blood clots with these products is well known, and is included in the drug label. Health Canada has also communicated with healthcare professionals and the public regarding this risk: www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2011/13563a-eng.php
No decision regarding product withdrawal is taken lightly. Health Canada’s approach to drug withdrawal is based on scientific evidence and evaluation of the health risk to the Canadian public. When the benefits associated with a product are determined to no longer outweigh its risks, the decision may be made to withdraw the product from the market.