Our expert says:
Although all hormonal birth control pills raise the risk of blood clots, those containing the hormone drospirenone are indeed currently in the spotlight.
Two studies, published in April in British Medical Journal, found that women aged 15-44 taking drospirenone-containing birth control pills were two to three times more likely to develop venous thromboembolism — blood clots that develop in the deep veins of the legs — than women using older pills containing the progestin levonorgestrel (Triphasil contains levonorgestrel).
Taking into symptoms after the flight, you should definitely discuss the safety of using ANY oral contraceptive with your doctor.
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