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Newer Versions of the Pill Pose No Added Risk to Gallbladder

Posted 21 Apr 2011 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 20 – The risk of gallbladder disease is similar for women taking either newer or older types of birth control pills, a new study finds. Recently, there have been concerns about a possible link between a fourth-generation progestin called drospirenone (marketed as Yaz or Yasmin in North America) and gallbladder disease, even though there are no published clinical studies on such an association. Drospirenone is one of the most popular types of birth control pills in North America. In this new study, researchers followed more than 2,700,000 women who used birth control pills containing ethinyl estradiol and a progestin continuously for at least six months. There was no clinically significant difference in the risk of gallbladder disease among women taking different types of birth control pills, including those with drospirenone. Reporting bias may be the reason for why ... Read more

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