MESENTERIC THROMOBISIS ASSOCIATED WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
- Changes in Prescription Patterns of Oral Contraceptives in a Northern Italian Province: Relation With Venous Thromboembolism. Girolami, Antonio; Spiezia, Luca; Vianello, Fabrizio; Girolami, Bruno; Fabris, Fabrizio // Clinical & Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis;Apr2003, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p125
Oral contraceptives (OC) are a definite risk for venous thrombosis. It is commonly accepted that they cause a fourfold Increased risk of thrombosis compared to non-users. The prescription patterns were evaluated from 1990 to 2000 in a northern Italian province (province of Padua). This province...
- Progestin-only emergency contraception pill now available. Hayes, Gloria; Lucas, Beverly // Patient Care;9/30/1999, Vol. 33 Issue 15, p12
Reports on the approval granted by the United States Food and Drug Administration to Plan B, the first progestin-only pill (POP) regimen for postcoital contraception. Superiority of POP over the traditional Yuzpe method; Dosage required by the regimen; Side effects.
- Is There an Increased Risk of Stroke Associated with Oral Contraceptives? Zeitoun, K.; Carr, B.R. // Drug Safety;Jun1999, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p467
In the last few years several studies were published about the relationship between oral contraceptive use, estrogen dose, different types of progestogens, cigarette smoking and the risk of stroke. There is a persistent association between the use of oral contraceptives containing more than...
- Progestogens with Antiandrogenic Properties. Raudrant, D.; Rabe, T. // Drugs;2003, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p463
Chlormadinone acetate, cyproterone acetate and dienogest are potent, orally active progestogens, which have antiandrogenic instead of partial androgenic activity. They act mainly by blocking androgen receptors in target organs, but also reduce the activity of skin 5Î±-reductase, the enzyme...
- New Study Casts Doubts on the Association Between Third-Generation Pills and Venous Thromboembolism. O'Connor, M.L. // Family Planning Perspectives;Jul/Aug97, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p192
This article reports on the link between venous thromboembolism and oral contraceptives containing the "third-generation" progestogens gestodene and desogestrel which may not be as strong as has been suggested, according to a study conducted in the United Kingdom. While a cohort analysis showed...
- The risk of venous thrombosis in users of combined oral contraceptives. // Australian Journal of Pharmacy;Jan2010, Vol. 91 Issue 1076, p60
The article discusses the results of two studies which evaluate the risk associated with the use of oral contraceptive and different types of hormonal contraceptions. The first study demonstrates that oral contraceptives may have a major impact on thrombosis occurrence. The second study shows...
- Progestin-Only OCs for Breastfeeding Women. // Population Reports;Spring2000, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p5
Focuses on progestin-only oral contraceptives as an ideal birth control pill for women who are breastfeeding their babies.
- Serum Gonadotropin and Sperm Suppression Link in T-Progestin Contraceptive. // Fertility Weekly;3/22/2004, p7
Presents the findings of a research appearing in "The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism" regarding the suppression of sperm concentration through gonadotropin dependency by T-progestin contraceptives.
- Progestin-only emergency contraceptive approved. Maudlin, Robert K. // Modern Medicine;Oct99, Vol. 67 Issue 10, p55
Announces the Women's Capital Corporation's approval of Plan B, a progestin-only emergency contraceptive which prevents pregnancy after contraceptive accident or unprotected sex. Drug indication; Effectiveness; Side effects.