third generation oral contraceptive

third generation oral contraceptive

Gynecology An OC containing desogestrol, gestodene OCs which skirt the adverse effects of progestins, and have a lower risk of acute MI relative to 2nd-generation OCs, at the risk of ↑ clot formation. See Oral contraceptive. Cf Second-generation oral contraceptive.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He was confident that the ischemia was related to a low blood flow state with the most likely cause from the third generation oral contraceptive. According to Cecil Medicine 23rd edition, patients on a third generation oral contraceptive are at two times greater risk of deep venous clot formation when compared to second generation oral contraceptives.
LONDON: Trial of oral contraceptive pill litigation due to commence at the High Court on behalf of 100 women who have suffered blood clots as a result of being on the third generation oral contraceptive.
But Mr Justice McKay said, ``I find that there is not as a matter of probability any increased relative risk of VTE (venous thrombosis embolism) carried by any of the third generation oral contraceptives supplied to these claimants by the defendants as compared with second generation products.''
Risk of venous thromboembolism among users of third generation oral contraceptives compared with users of oral contraceptives with levonorgestrel before and after 1995: cohort and case-control analysis.

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