Van Vliet et al., "Triphasic versus monophasic oral contraceptives
for contraception," Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews no.
She cited an ACOG practice bulletin that reported that only rifampin has been shown to reduce serum steroid levels when taken with oral contraceptives
Researchers found in their new analysis that birth control pills increase the risk of having a stroke by 1.9 times, which increases that average to 8.5 strokes per 100,000 women; or, one additional stroke for every 25,000 women who uses an oral contraceptive
"When starting a woman on oral contraception, prescribers should remember that the second generation combined oral contraceptive
pill is associated with a slightly lower risk of complications of thromboembolism than the newer, third generation pills.
She is planning a systematic literature review to determine if the previously described increased risk of stroke in young women with migraine still holds true for newer, lower-dose estrogen oral contraceptives
and oral contraceptives
that contain progestin, she said.
The association of combined oral contraceptives
(OC) with higher blood pressure (BP) may be attenuated with pills with smaller doses of oestrogen.
increases hirsutism of the body.
The study was conducted in 2010 in Tanzanian drug shops that were accredited to dispense combination oral contraceptives
to women after assessing their eligibility.
Researchers found that women who had used oral contraceptives
for three years or more were twice as likely to be diagnosed with glaucoma.
We all know that oral contraceptives
are a key pregnancy prevention tool; now, more research is confirming they may also help prevent ovarian cancer.
Current oral contraceptives
consist of low doses of estrogens (0.05mg/day) and progestins (1.5mg/day).