oa South African Medical Journal - Oral contraceptives in porphyria variegata

Volume 39, Issue 13
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



It would appear that oral contraceptives are potentially hepato-toxic in patients with porphyria variegata and until more is known about their action it is advisable that women who have inherited porphyria variegata should not use oral contraceptives but should, if they desire, use an alternative contraceptive method.

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