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A progestin, C24H30O3, that is an analog of spironolactone and is used in combination with estrogen in oral contraceptives and in hormone replacement therapy.

[(hy)dro- + spi(ro)-, prefix for an organic compound containing two rings sharing a single atom (from Latin spīra, coil; see spire2) + anthrenone, one of its constituents (anthr(ac)en(e) + -one).]


n drospirenona
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Oral contraceptives that contain cyproterone acetate or drospirenone also provide the added benefit of treating acne, making them an attractive option for some adolescents.
launch of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 3 mg/0.
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.
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.
After 3 months of using an OCP containing 30 [micro]g EE and 3 mg drospirenone, the labia minora thickness and the vaginal introitus area significantly decreased in comparison with the baseline values.
4) A 2009 study found that this hormone, drospirenone, increased a user's risk of venous thromboembolism by a factor of 6.
Newer types of birth control pills that contain the progestin drospirenone (e.
See also Grigg-Spall's Network article on Diane-35 [5], an acne medication containing drospirenone that is prescribed off label as a contraceptive).
Furthermore, cycle control with the combined vaginal contraceptive ring has been shown to be superior to that with a combined OCP containing 30 [micro]g ethinyl estradiol and 150 [micro]g levonorgestrel (10, 11) or 3 mg drospirenone (12).
Two studies released in April 2011 by the British Medical Journal found that use of drospirenone increased risks of blood clotting by two or three times over traditional birth control.
A review showed that the use of drospirenone plus ethinylestradiol may help to treat premenstrual symptoms (Lopez et al.