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Yasmin Birth Control Pill May Increase Blood Clot Risk

New evidence emerged on Friday that women taking Bayer’s best-selling contraceptive Yasmin may run a higher risk of dangerous blood clots than those using older birth-control pills.Two studies showed that users of pills containing drospireno…

New evidence emerged on Friday that women taking Bayer’s best-selling contraceptive Yasmin may run a higher risk of dangerous blood clots than those using older birth-control pills.

Two studies showed that users of pills containing drospirenone, one of the hormones used in Yasmin, had a two to threefold higher risk of venous thromboembolism than did users of those containing the older synthetic hormone levonorgestrel, according to British Medical Association’s bmj.com site.

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