Blood Clots More Likely In Patch Users - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/17/06

Blood Clots More Likely In Patch Users

Women using a birth control patch are twice as likely to get blood clots than women on the pill.

That's the word from the Food and Drug Administration after the patch maker, Ortho Evra, revealed that a new study has found women on the patch are twice as likely to get blood clots in their legs and lungs. But the company maintains that even at those odds, developing a clot is rare. They just want users to be aware of the potential risk.

The FDA says women using the patch should discuss this with their doctors.

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