EFFECT OF ORAL AND INJECTABLE CONTRACEPTIVES ON SERUM CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM AND PHOSPHORUS IN WOMEN

ABDUL HAMEED, TASNEEM MAJEED, SHAHID RAUF, MOHAMMAD ASHRAF, M. ASIF JALIL, NASR ULLAH, ALTAF HUSSAN, ROOZEENA NOREEN

Abstract


Background: This study aims at evaluating serum calcium, magnesium and phosphorus levels in women taking oral and injectable contraceptives.
Methods: Serum calcium, magnesium and phosphorus were measured in 50 women taking oral contra ptives (Lofeminal) and 50 women taking
injectable contraceptive (Depo-medroxy progesterone acetate and Norigest). These women were used as controls before starting these
contraceptives. Results: There was significant decrease in serum levels of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in women taking oral contraceptives
but there was significant increase in these minerals in women taking injectable contraceptives. Conclusions: It is suggested that these contraceptives
should be used with due care and with proper investigations of the women before and during the therapy.

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