The independent Advisory Council came to the following conclusions:
1) no major differences among the cohorts were found in the rates for
overall SAEs, organ-system specific SAEs, overall mortality and outcome-specific
mortality, overall cancer and organ-system specific cancer.
2) Overall, for all outcomes studied an increased risk for users of a
DRSP-containing OC compared to users of other OCs (including LNG-containing
OCs) was not identified.
These results suggest that the risks of adverse cardiovascular outcomes
in users of a DRSP-containing OC are similar to the risks associated with
the use of LNG-containing OCs or other OCs.