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Bayer’s birth control pills will be reviewed by FDA regulators after some studies suggested they may cause more blood clots than other oral contraceptive medicines.
According to the FDA, two recent reports in the British Medical Journal found a twofold to threefold greater risk of blood clots in women taking pills like Bayer’s Yaz.
European regulators said last week that they were revising the products’ prescribing information to include the new safety findings.
While all birth control pills pose a risk of blood clots, the F.D.A. review focuses on the hormone drospirenone, found in Bayer’s Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Safyral. The agency expects to have results later this summer of an 800,000-person study it commissioned to examine the risks.
In the meantime, regulators said doctors and patients should watch for symptoms of blood clots, including leg or chest pain.
RECOMMENDATION: If your birth control pill contains drospirenone, do not stop taking it without first talking to your healthcare professional. Contact your healthcare professional immediately if you develop any symptoms of blood clots, including persistent leg pain, severe chest pain, or sudden shortness of breath. If you smoke and are over 35 years of age, you should not take combination oral contraceptives because they increase the risk that you could experience serious cardiovascular events, including blood clots.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
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