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Some Birth Control Pills Pose Gallstone Risk

Posted on 20 April 2011 by admin

GallStones3Some of the newest and most popular oral contraceptives — including the drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol combo marketed as Yaz — have been linked to a small, but significant risk of gallbladder disease, according to a large retrospective cohort study.

The study of nearly three million women taking ethinyl estradiol combined with one of seven progestins between 1997 and 2009 found a small, but statistically significant risk of having gallstones for drospirenone (adjusted RR 1.20, 95% CI 1.16–1.26), Mahyar Etminan, PharmD, MSc, of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and colleagues reported.

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  1. Sarah Says:

    No doubt that there are side effects from birth control pippls that most don’t know about. Great that you spread the information!

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