EFFECT OF ORAL AND INJECTABLE CONTRACEPTIVES ON SERUM CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM AND PHOSPHORUS IN WOMEN
AbstractBackground: 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 takinginjectable contraceptive (Depo-medroxy progesterone acetate and Norigest). These women were used as controls before starting thesecontraceptives. Results: There was significant decrease in serum levels of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in women taking oral contraceptivesbut there was significant increase in these minerals in women taking injectable contraceptives. Conclusions: It is suggested that these contraceptivesshould be used with due care and with proper investigations of the women before and during the therapy.
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