By John Guillebaud

Contraception Today is the definitive introductory consultant to contraceptive suggestion. The 8th variation of this bestselling pocketbook summarizes all to be had equipment of birth control and a number of the components to be thought of in utilizing them. it is a functional consultant to the goods on hand, together with these newly introduced for the industry. The easy-to-read layout contains bulleted textual content and colour precis packing containers that current info at a look. it's the excellent reference for common practitioners and perform nurses who're fairly good positioned to supply contraceptive recommendation as a result of their wisdom of the patient’s overall healthiness and circumstances.

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Specific to Yasmin (or Daylette®): avoid, because of the unique spironolactone-like effects of drospirenone, in anyone at risk of high potassium levels (including severe renal insufficiency, hepatic dysfunction and treatment with potassium-sparing diuretics). • Sturge-Weber syndrome (thrombotic stroke risk). • Post-partum status for 6 weeks if breastfeeding (according to UKMEC, but is anyway redundant for contraception). 7. Woman’s anxiety about COC safety unrelieved by counselling. g. 4, 5 and 7) are not necessarily permanent contraindications.

Cancer risk is minimized further by good practice (HPV vaccination, screening). bSmall excess risk is linked to current or recent COC use, but no excess mortality is shown in ex-takers. results suggest that, at least in this relatively healthy UK cohort, the cancer benefits associated with oral contraception outweigh the risks’. See Figure 4. Circulatory disease and choice of COC Venous thromboembolism A massive UK ‘Pill-scare’ in 1995 could have been minimized if the data had been presented as a reduction in risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) for women using LNG or NET Pills, in comparison with COCs containing the ‘third-generation’ progestogens DSG and GSD.

If an organic episode is a possibility, hospital investigation should also follow. The following features are not typical of migraine • Focal epilepsy, severe acute vertigo, hemiparesis, ataxia, aphasia or unilateral tinnitus. • A severe unexplained drop attack or collapse. • Monocular blindness (black scotoma) – this could rarely be a retinal vascular event or a symptom of TIA (amaurosis fugax). 42 • Progressive or persistent neurological symptoms (migraine is episodic, with a refractory period, hence complete freedom from symptoms between attacks).

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