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Increased Risk of Blood Clots with Oral Contraceptives Containing Drospirenone

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000418921.53224.ed
Drug Watch
Abstract

* Oral contraceptives containing drospirenone may increase the risk of blood clots at a higher rate than contraceptives containing levonorgestrel.

* Oral contraceptives containing drospirenone include Beyaz, Safyral, Yasmin, and Yaz.

Author Information

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is the course coordinator for undergraduate pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. She also coordinates Drug Watch: dianea@son.jhmi.edu.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.