FDA Considers New Safety Measures For Certain Birth Control Drugs

Posted on December 6, 2011

According to news sources, the Food and Drug Administration has announced that they will be considering additional safety measures such as potentially ordering new warning labels for newer birth control drugs after ongoing research suggested that the newer drugs were more likely to cause blood clots than older birth control drugs.

The FDA will meet later in the week to explore the different safety measures it can take after research suggested that newer birth control drugs such as Bayer’s Yaz and Yasmine, may cause a slightly increased chance of blood clots.

The newer drugs have gained popularity since they appeared to reduce certain side effects found in older birth control drugs, such as mood swings and bloating. The newer drugs credit a certain version of a female hormone found in the drug for the decreased side effects.

Although the increased risk of blood clots associated with the newer drugs are slight, blood clots in themselves are extremely dangerous and can cause severe or even fatal injury.

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