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Newer birth control pills have higher risk of clots

A new study conducted by the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found that newer types of birth control pills that have the hormone drospirenone carry a higher risk of blood clots, specifically clots in the legs called venous thromboembolisms, than older generations.

Venous thromboembolisms are particularly dangerous because they can travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism.

In a study of 330,000 Israeli women, researchers found that six women for every 10,000 developed blood clots each year. That makes these new birth control pills with drospirenone have a 43-65% higher risk. An FDA investigation of drospirenone-containing birth control pills found an elevated risk as well.

Brand name birth control pills that contain drospirenone are Yaz and Yasmin, along with their generics.

If you or someone you love has experienced undisclosed side effects as a result of taking a pharmaceutical drug, contact the Nashville pharmaceutical liability lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP by calling 615-277-2765 today.

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