Risk of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Lifestyle FactorsCurrent Medical StatusMedical History
Increasing age

Increasing COC use

Personal/Family history of VTE

SmokingPregnancy/PostpartumInherited blood clotting disorders
ObesityMajor surgeryCancer
Immobilisation & High AltitudeMajor traumaOther medical conditions associated with VTE
  • The risk of VTE is highest in first year of Combined Hormonal Contraceptive use.1,2
  • The risk of VTE is increased when a Combined Hormonal Contraceptive is re-started after a break in use of 4 weeks or more.1,2
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives that contain levonorgestrel, norgestimate or norethisterone are associated with the lowest risk of VTE.1,2 It is not yet known how the risk with Zoely compares with these combined hormonal contraceptives.3

References:

  1. Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Statement Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and Hormonal Contraception November 2014
  2. European Medicines Agency Benefits of combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) continue to outweigh risks – CHMP endorses PRAC recommendation November 2013 EMA/709120/2013
  3. Zoely® SPC Available at www.medicines.ie

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