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FDA investigates possible increased blood clot risk from some new birth control pills

3 years agoHealth : The Checkup

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating concerns that several new birth control pills may increase the risk for potentially life-threatening blood clots more than older versions. In an alert issued Tuesday, the FDA said it was “aware of two newly published studies” that found what appeared to be an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE)—blood clots— in women taking birth control pills containing the synthetic version of the hormone progestin called drospirenone.
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Contraceptive Birth Control Pills Double Risk Of Blood Clot

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

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FDA Reviews Popular Birth Control Pills for Blood Clot Risk

Health : Healthland (3 years ago)

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Blood Clot Warning Added to Yaz and Other Newer Birth Control Pills

Health : Healthland (2 years ago)

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