COLUMBIA — Qualitest Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary birth control pill recall Thursday due to packaging and dosage errors.
In new recommendations, the group says that women should be aware of the "possible minimally increased risk" of blood clots with birth control pills containing the hormone drospirenone.
Birth control pills in general are known increase women's risk of blood clots , but the study adds to a growing body of evidence that some forms of hormonal birth control increase the risk of clots more than others do.
"The risk of blood clots is higher when using any birth control pills than not using them, but still remains lower than the risk of developing blood clots in pregnancy and in the postpartum period," the agency said in a statement.
Federal health officials are adding new labels to Yaz and other newer birth control pills emphasizing they may be more likely to cause blood clots than older contraceptive pills.
Federal health regulators said Tuesday they are adding labeling to Yaz and other newer birth control pills emphasizing that the drugs may be more likely to cause blood clots than older contraceptive pills.
Most people who develop these clots have risk factors, including obesity, older age, recent surgery, a history of previous blood clots or use of birth control pills.
They point out that the risk of blood clots with any birth control pill is still far lower than that associated with pregnancy and birth, when surging hormone levels and reduced blood flow dramatically increase the chances of clotting .
OB/GYNs back over-the- counter birth control pills.
Drug company Pfizer Inc, is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills, after finding an error on the packaging.
Birth control – Plan B, morning-after pills – are distributed at 53 schools in New York's 1-million-student school system.
(CBS) Birth control pills have been tied to several side effects, including nausea, vomiting, cramps, and even hair growth.
But it turns out that no birth control pills, no condoms, no porn, no tobacco and even no makeup added up to one thing.
A leading group of women's physicians is urging drug regulators to make birth control pills available over-the-counter.
Birth control pills available over-the-counter.