Recently, a father from North Carolina filed a wrongful death lawsuit over Yasmin birth control against the conglomerate Bayer. According to the father, his 15 year old daughter tragically died of a pulmonary embolism on June 13, after experiencing drastic side effects from the Yasmin birth control pill.
What does any of this have to do with acne treatments? According to the young girl’s father, Scott Prewitt, Yasmin, a birth control pill first and foremost, was given to his daughter to treat her acne. Mr. Prewitt claims that his daughter was not sexually active and did not need the Yasmin birth control drug which Bayer pushes as a duel-acting medication – get rid of acne and prevent pregnancy.
Yasmin is not an approved drug of the FDA, yet Bayer still pushed it on the market without adequately warning users of its potential side effects. The young girl, Brittany Prewitt, had been on the Ocella medication since she was 13, prescribed by her dermatologist to control her acne. Recently before her death, Brittany was switched from Ocella to Yasmim – Ocella’s generic version, also produced by the Bayer Company.
Although Brittany Prewitt met a tragic end due to the use of this drug, over 7,000 other people have filed lawsuits against Bayer for their pushing of Yaz and Yasmin without warning people of the side effects.
The side effects include stroke, heart attack, gallbladder disease, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism, yet Bayer has been silent about the truth.
Taking Prescription Meds
If you’re a young girl with acne and your dermatologic prescribes a birth control pill, you should speak to your parents about it and think about taking an acne-specific medication. Not every girl is sexually active and the implications of taking birth control to fight acne can be deadly.
Instead of taking a birth control pill, there are dozens of other options you can look into in order to treat your acne. Laser treatments and creams and other ointments have proven to help treat acne, so there is no conceivable reason why a girl should use birth control pills to treat acne.
Aside from the abovementioned side effects Bayer’s pills can have, birth control medications have proven to be dangerous on their own. Young girls taking birth control might damage their reproductive system and become unable to have children.
There are better ways to get rid of the acne if you are an acne sufferer. Even some home remedies prove to work better than birth control pills, and you have far, far fewer side effects to contend with when you treat your skin naturally.