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Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Nurse Practitioner Warns of Increased Risk of Blood Clot with Drospirenone Use

Posted in Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella

In the “Medication Update” section of a 2011 edition of the medical journal The Nurse Practitioner, a warning regarding the use of drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives is made.  Oral contraceptives containing drospirenone are YAZ®, Beyaz®, Safyal®, and Yazmin®. The warning reads as follows: “The FDA notified healthcare providers and patients that two newly published studies evaluating… Continue Reading

Drospirenone-Containing Contraceptives Implicated as Causal Factor in Heart Attack of Young Woman

Posted in Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella

A 2010 report by the medical journal Reactions describes the case of a 20-year-old woman, otherwise in good health, who suffered a heart attack while taking an oral contraceptive containing the chemical drospirenone, found in contraceptives such as YAZ®. The case of this woman, holding no risk factors for blood clot or heart attack other… Continue Reading

Welcome to the new Dangerous Drugs

Posted in DangerousDrugs.US

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the new Dangerous Drugs blog.  I’m excited to have a new site with a fresh look.  I have a variety of content that will be coming in the next couple of weeks, including information about Granuflo lawsuits and settlements.  As always, if you have any questions or comments regarding prescription… Continue Reading

2009 – Study Names Chemical in YAZ® More Dangerous than Other Hormonal Contraceptives

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An article published in 2009 in the British Medical Journal by Dr. A. van Hylckama Vlieg (et al.) analyzes the risk of developing a blood clot for women using hormonal contraceptives (versus non-users) and evaluates the relative risk for developing a blood clot between different types of hormonal contraceptives used today, naming the active chemical… Continue Reading