oa South African Medical Journal - Oral contraceptives in porphyria variegata
|Article Title||Oral contraceptives in porphyria variegata|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Eastern Cape Provincial Hospital, Port Elizabeth|
|Publication Date||Apr 1965|
|Pages||278 - 280|
|Keyword(s)||Case report, Clinical features, Endocrinology, Oral contraceptives and Porphyria variegata|
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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