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  • n. A synthetic progestin typically used in birth control.


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  • Yaz contains estrogen along with a next-generation synthetic hormone called drospirenone, which is known to increase potassium levels in the blood.

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  • Medical director of the Dublin Well Woman Centre, Dr Shirley McQuade, said Yasmin, which contains a progesterone called drospirenone, was a big seller because it did not cause fluid retention.

  • The agency said the review is focusing on products that contain drospirenone, which is used in pills including Yaz and Yasmin, which are marketed Bayer AG.

    Birth-Control Pills Face Safety Review

  • The newer pills - including Yaz and Yasmin - contain a synthetic hormone called drospirenone.

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  • The studies - both published Thursday in the online edition of the British Medical Journal - show that pills containing a new type of progestogen hormone called drospirenone carry up to triple the risk of serious blood clots known as venous thromboembolisms over an older generation of pills containing a hormone called levonorgestrel.

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  • The highest increase in risk was seen in oral contraceptives that contained a form of progestin called drospirenone.

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  • Yaz, Yasmin and other pills containing a synthetic hormone called drospirenone are the focus of a discussion Thursday.

    The Seattle Times

  • Yaz, its predecessor Yasmin and related prescriptions use a manmade hormone called drospirenone, which mimics the naturally occurring female hormone progesterone.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The question of whether these contraceptives, which use a newer synthetic form of progestin called drospirenone, can make women more prone to blood clots has been a subject of debate.

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  • But the significant problem with Yaz, Yasmin and Oscella is that the key ingredient is a synthetic variation of progestin called drospirenone, which has - Articles related to Women who use the Pill can expect to live longer, Royal College of GPs finds


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