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. Anyone who takes Ocella may be affected by certain side effects, but some women may be more prone to health issues, making them even more susceptible to the side effects of Ocella. Documented symptoms of heart attacks reportedly caused by Ocella are:
· Chest pain
· Abdominal pain
· Acid reflux and heartburn
· Sweating and spikes in body temperature
· Tightness in the chest and trouble breathing
· Loss of balance
· Lightheadedness and fainting
· Weakness in the arms or legs
· Upper body pain which may include the back and face
· Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
· Fatigue and exhaustion
Women who use Ocella and have any of these symptoms should get to a doctor or other medical professional right away. Even though some of these symptoms may be mild, they can be a precursor to something more serious. The side effects experienced from any prescription drug often depend on the medical history of those taking them. Prescription drugs combined with things like tobacco and alcohol can also make the chances of side effects even higher. Consequently, it is a good idea for those who take prescription drugs to lead a healthy life while they are taking them. Ocella users may have a higher risk of heart attack of the have any of the following in their medical history:
· Past heart attacks
· Heart disease
· High cholesterol and/or high blood pressure
If the person taking Ocella regularly consumes food that contain high amounts of calories, fat, sodium, cholesterol, preservatives, or sugar this can raise the chances of serious side effects. Eating food like this along with consuming beverages high in sugar and alcohol puts a lot more stress on the body. This can lead to the things that can trigger heart problems like high blood pressure and weight gain.
The combination of being an Ocella user, having a medical history that puts a person at risk for heart attack, plus experiencing any of the symptoms listed earlier should prompt an immediate visit to a doctor or emergency room as this can be an indication of a serious problem. After being diagnosed and treated, a patient taking Ocella will be advised to change their lifestyle, change their prescriptions, adopt a healthier diet, and add an exercise program.
If you have suffered a heart attack that was the result of taking Ocella, you have the legal right and obligation to yourself to ask for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other expenses that you incurred as a result of the heart attack.