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Increased Risk of Blood Clots with Oral Contraceptives Containing Drospirenone

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: September 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 9 - p 24
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000418921.53224.ed
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* 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.

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.

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