Friday, November 11, 2005

Ortho Evra Warnings Issued

CNN has a story today, Warning issued about birth control patch. There is concern about increased risk of blood clots in women using the patch compared to those on the pill. The FDA also issued a press release and a set of questions and answers about the patch. According to the FDA materials, "A woman on Ortho Evra may be exposed to approximately 60% more estrogen than if she were taking a typical 35 microgram estrogen birth control pill." The FDA has released a new label for the product, which is available here as a PDF.
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