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Our second missing family planning essential is desogestrel 75 [micro]g (Cerazette), a progestin-only contraceptive pill (POP).
Women exposed to drospirenone, gestodene, cyproterone, and desogestrel within the last 28 days had around a four times increased risk of venous thromboembolism," the investigators found.
That ruling is at odds with a study by the University of Nottingham just published in the British Medical Journal, which found that pills containing one of the newer types of progestogen hormone (drospirenone, desogestrel, gestodene, and cyproterone) are associated with an increased risk of VTE (venous thromboembolism) compared to pills containing older progestogens.
Pills containing one of the newer types of progestogen hormone - such as drospirenone, desogestrel, gestodene, and cyproterone - are associated with an increased risk of VTE than pills containing older progestogens such as levonorgestrel and norethisterone, it was found.
Combined OCPs administered to the patients included the following: desogestrel 0.
The authors, led by Dr Ojvind Lidegaard from the University of Copenhagen, say that women on pills containing one of the newer types of progestogen hormone (drospirenone, desogestrel or gestodene) have double the risk of VTE than women on pills containing an older progestogen (levonorgestrel).
For the same dose of oestrogen and the same length of use, oral contraceptives with desogestrel, gestodene, or drospirenone were associated with a significantly higher risk of venous thrombosis than oral contraceptives with levonorgestrel.
Meanwhile, those on contraceptives containing desogestrel (for example, Mercilon or Marvelon) had the highest risk.
Those on contraceptives containing desogestrel, such as Mercilon or Marvelon, had the highest risk of clots known as venous thrombosis - seven times that of women not on the Pill.
150 desogestrel either alone during the control cycle or combined with St.
Comparison of the lipoprotein, carbohydrate, and hemostatic effects of phasic oral contraceptives containing desogestrel or levonorgestrel.
Investigation of hormonal male contraception in African men: suppression of spermatogenesis by oral desogestrel with depot testosterone Hum Reprod 2002; 17(11): 2869-2877.
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