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June 1, 2011

Yaz Investigated For Increased Risk Of Blood Clots

Many types of birth control pills create risks of blood clots. However, new birth control research suggests that certain types of pills create an even higher risk of blood clots than others. Birth control pills that contain drospirenone - such as Yaz, Yasmin and Beyaz contain a two to three time higher risk for developing blot clots than other types of pills.

Yaz and Yasmin have been under fire for several years as a result of their potentially dangerous side effects including increased risk of death and stroke. With the added increased risk of blood clots, as well as gall bladder disease, women are urged to speak to a physician about alternatives to this dangerous drug.

Two recent studies released in the British Medical Journal determine that the risk from taking drospirenone is significantly higher than taking pills containing levonorgestrel. The FDA responded in an alert "the FDA ...will look at all currently available information to fully assess the risks and benefits of drospirenone-containing birth control pills."

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