Blood Clots and Oral Contraceptives

The risk of venous thrombosis (blood clots) in women using oral contraceptives (Birth Control)

200% to 300% increased risk with most combo oral contraceptives

260% to 400% increase with NuvaRing

500% increase with Ortho Evra, Yaz (or similar products)

Pharmacist Letter August 2012; Vol: 28, No. 8

Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI

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