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Zarah Information

What is Zarah?

Zarah, a generic version of Yasmin, is from Watson Pharmaceuticals, which is now known as Actavis, Inc. (as of January 2013).

Zarah birth control pills contain ethinyl estradiol and the new "fourth generation" progestin drospirenone (DRSP).

The only other birth control pills, or oral contraceptives, which contain ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone are:

YAZ and Yasmin from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;

Ocella and Gianvi from Teva Pharmaceuticals and Barr Laboratories; and,

Loryna and Syeda from Sandoz, Inc.

In addition, there are Beyaz, which contains the same estrogen-progestin combination as YAZ plus 0.451 mg of levomefolate calcium, and Safyral, which contains the same estrogen-progestin combination as Yasmin plus 0.451 mg of levomefolate calcium.

These birth control pills with DRSP have been associated with various adverse side effects, such as: 

  • Blood Clots
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVA)
  • Heart Attack
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Death


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