oa South African Medical Journal - The oral contraceptive norinyl-1 in porphyria

Volume 45, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A limited trial of the 'Iow dosage' oral contraceptive Norinyl-l suggests that it may be administered with safety to patients with hepatic porphyria, but it probably shares the propensity of the high dosage contraceptive to cause hepatic dysfunction in susceptible individuals.

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