HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Newest version of 'the pill' confers same stroke risk as old pill

e with the three generations of oral contraceptives. Of the 203 stroke cases and 925 controls between the ages of 18 and 49, they found the risk of stroke in women taking any type of OC 2.3 times that of women not taking one.

The few women still using the first-generation pill were 1.7 times more likely to have a stroke than women not using any oral birth control. Women taking the third-generation pill had an increased stroke risk 2.2 times that of non-pill users. Those taking the second-generation pill formulations had 2.4 times the risk, says senior author Ale Algra, M.D., associate professor of clinical epidemiology at University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Risk factors for stroke smoking, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol appeared to add to the stroke risk in all pill users in the study.

Because there is virtually no difference in the risk of stroke in second- and third- generation pills, the balance of the decision whether to use second- or third- generation oral contraceptives should be determined by the risk of venous thrombosis, blood clots deep in the leg, Algra says.

Last year, Algra and his team linked third-generation OCs with an increased risk of developing blood clots in deep veins of the body (venous thrombosis). In a meta-analysis of previous studies of OCs, the group found a higher risk of venous thrombosis in third generation pills than of second-generation pills. Venous thrombosis usually resolves without complications, but the clots can travel to the lungs, causing a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.

Because of the risk of leg blood clots with third-generation OCs, Algra suggests women use second-generation OCs. Very few women take the first-generation version of the pill.

They seriously should consider using second-generation preparations if they did not use OCs before, or switching from third-generation pills to second-generation pills if they are current users, he stresses.


'"/>

Contact: Carole Bullock or Bridgette McNeill
210-582-7159
American Heart Association
7-Feb-2002


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Newest Depression Medications Widely Prescribed For Children
2. Supporters of NIH policy see publishers gambit as possible diversion
3. Camera pill promising for diagnosis of small bowel disease
4. Virtual stomach reveals pills path
5. GSA confers 2004 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award to UTHSCs Marciniak
6. The Gerontological Society of America confers 2004 M. Powell Lawton Award to Penn States Zarit
7. GSA confers 2004 Joseph T. Freeman Award to St. Louis Universitys Morley
8. GSA confers 2004 Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award to the Michigans Jackson
9. GSA confers 2004 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award to W. Ontarios Connidis and McMullin
10. The Gerontological Society of America confers 2003 Kalish Award to Utahs Pasupathi
11. The Gerontological Society of America confers 2003 Lawton Award to Columbia Universitys Gurland

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... AR (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... with locations throughout Arkansas that offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing ... the Rock City Rescue organization. , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding ... identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to ... the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating Disorders ... for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration for ... Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual iaedp™ ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor Janice ... of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which ... evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , ... and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical ... device is now successfully helping those with the widespread ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, ... painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 18, 2017 ... in the fields of bioinformatics and immune ... to develop a protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... is distantly related to seasonal influenza and ... approaches, which rely on prior exposure to be ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis Inc., ... Solutions (VLMS), is pleased to announce the appointment ... member of its Board of Directors and Chairman ... VLMS enables life science companies to manage their ... use of paper in this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: