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What does DOC stand for?

DOC stands for Drospirenone Oral Contraceptives


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2. Seeger JD, Loughlin J, Eng PM, et al: Risk of thromboembolism in women taking ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone and other oral contraceptives. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2007;110(3):587-593.
Two industry funded cohort studies, which were done to meet post-marketing surveillance commitments, reported similar risks of venous thromboembolism in users of drospirenone and other oral contraceptives. 8 9 However, in one study, the reference group was not clearly defined and may have included women who took oral contraceptives associated with a higher risk of venous thromboembolism. 8 In the second study, the rates of venous thromboembolism in users of contraceptives containing levonorgestrel were reported to be similar not only to those in drospirenone users but also to those in users of other unspecified oral contraceptives. 9 This last finding is contrary to what would be expected if that group had included users of higher risk contraceptives. Two other studies found a small increase in risk of venous thromboembolism in users of the drospirenone oral contraceptive.
8. Seeger JD, Loughlin J, Eng PM, Clifford CR, Cutone J, Walker AM. Risk of thromboembolism in women taking ethinylestradiol/drospirenone and other oral contraceptives. Obstet Gynecol 2007;110:587-93.
S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) became concerned about the risks of drospirenone, they funded studies based on the medical records of more than 800,000 women taking oral contraceptives. They found that the risk of VTE, which includes dangerous and potentially fatal blood clots, was 93% higher for women who had been taking oral contraceptives made with drospirenone for only 3 months or less and 290% higher for women taking drospirenone oral contraceptives.