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Published on Feb 17, 2006 by Edgar Snyder

Major Risk Linked to Birth Control Patch

Orth Evra

All hormonal contraceptives carry the risk of blood clots and strokes, but the Ortho Evra birth control patch has twice the risk compared to the pill.

Recent company research found the risk of clots in the lungs and legs doubled in patch users. An investigation by The Associated Press last year found that patch users die and suffer clots three times higher than women using the pill. In 2004, about 12 women died from clots linked to the patch, and dozens more suffered strokes and other clot-related issues.

Ortho Evra’s label changed in November indicating users are exposed to 60 percent more estrogen than pill users after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert that these increased levels of estrogen leads to clots and other serious side effects.

For more infornation about other dangerous drugs, visited our Dangerous & Recalled Drug Legal Center.

Drug litigation may involve co-counsel.

Source: “Women Who Use Birth Control Patch Face Major Risk.” The Associated Press. February 17, 2006.
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