New study confirms stroke risk for Yaz hormone

A new study has verified the link between the hormone drospirenone, found in the birth control pill Yaz, and an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clots in the lungs. Manufactured by Bayer, Yaz contains the progestin drospirenone. The same hormone is also used in Bayer’s birth control pills Yasmin, Beyaz and Safyral, as well as generics such as Ocella, Gianvi, Loryna, Syeda and Zarah.  The study showed the risk for VTE is as much as two to three times higher with drospirenone-containing pills than in pills with other hormone variations. As a result of the study, the FDA has issued a special drug safety notification regarding the hormone.

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