NSAID use compounds venous thromboembolic risk with high-risk hormonal contraception

Use of NSAIDs significantly increased risk for venous thromboembolism when used concomitantly with hormonal contraception already associated with medium/high risk vs. low/no-risk, according to study results published in The BMJ.
“Although both hormonal contraceptives and NSAIDs contain active ingredients that may affect blood coagulability, how concomitant use of the two drug classes affects the risk of development of venous thromboembolism in women of reproductive age remains to be explored,” Amani Meaidi, MD, physician and postdoctoral researcher in the department of gynecology

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