Risk of Venous Thromboembolism with Drospirenone in Combined Oral Contraceptive Products

  title={Risk of Venous Thromboembolism with Drospirenone in Combined Oral Contraceptive Products},
  author={Naida Sehovic and Katherine P. Smith},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  pages={898 - 903}
OBJECTIVE: To review primary literature regarding the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in users of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) containing drospirenone compared to COCs containing other progestins. DATA SOURCES: A literature search of MEDLINE and EMBASE (1950-January 2010) was conducted using the following search terms: VTE, thrombosis, thromboembolism, COC, combined hormonal contraceptives, drospirenone, Yasmin, and Yaz. Additional references were retrieved from reference citations… 

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