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The New Birth Control Pill Drospirenone With
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Yasmin contains 3 mg of the
progestin drospirenone that
has antimineralocorticoid
activity, including the
potential for hyperkalemia
potassium] in high-risk
patients, comparable to a 25
mg dose of spironolactone.
Yasmin should not be used
in patients with conditions
that predispose to hyper-
kalemia (i.e. renal insuffi-
ciency, hepatic dysfunction
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New Safety Labeling Change
Black Box Warning about Heart Inflammation
(Myocarditis) with Clozapine (CLOZARIL)

patient taking clozapine for one year.
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