Medicine Cabinet Minefields

  • By Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.
  • Published Jan 4, 2013
  • Updated Dec 4, 2014 at 5:45 PM UTC

Oral Contraceptive Pills
Such as: Loestrin, Alesse

Birth control pills are pretty safe except for the increased risk of blood clotting—about four times that of the general population. Women who have just finished a long event and then jump on a plane before rehydrating have a higher clotting risk (this is a good time for a prophylactic NSAID or aspirin). Reduce the risk of a post-event blood clot through effective rehydration.

RELATED: Cut Your Risk Of Blood Clots

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