Around 100 million women use one of the 40 oral contraceptives
or have used one of the 21 brands of emergency contraceptives on the market in the United States.
The researchers stressed that oral contraceptives
are safe and that women on combined contraceptive drugs "should not stop using them, but should consult their doctor and review their current type of pill at their next appointment if there are any concerns".
Unlike WHO and ACOG, the International Headache Society recommends assessing risk individually when deciding whether to prescribe oral contraceptives
for women who have migraine with aura, Dr.
Looking at the relative rate of ovulation, there was a 30%-50% improved rate of ovulation if the patient had undergone a preconception lifestyle modification," compared with oral contraceptives
alone, said Dr.
2) New-generation oral contraceptives
contain lower amounts of estrogen and progesterone than those marketed initially.
The various growth drivers for contraceptives and condoms are discussed, while the effect of rising generics penetration in the oral contraceptives
also pointed out.
Association Between Oral Contraceptive
Use and Glaucoma in the United States (PO339) was presented at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology which is in session November 15-19 at Ernest N.
SAN DIEGO - Women who were randomized to an investigational low-dose ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel contraceptive patch had similar contraceptive efficacy, cycle control, and safety results, compared with those who were randomized to a standard oral contraceptive
containing 20 mg ethinyl estradiol and 0.
Use of drospirenone-containing combined oral contraceptives
was associated with a significantly increased risk of venous thrombotic events (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) but not arterial thrombotic events (transient ischemic attack and cerebrovascular accident), relative to use of second- or third-generation combined oral contraceptives
," stated the researcher Dr.
It is not considered necessary to discontinue oral contraceptives
before minor surgery, but it is recommended to stop them 1 month prior to more extensive procedures.
Women's and providers' attitudes toward menstrual suppression with extended use of oral contraceptives
A difference in ability to conceive was found when those who had been taking combined oral contraceptives
were compared with those who had used condoms.