Corrosion behavior of copper in a copper bearing intrauterine device in the presence of indomethacin.

@article{Xue1998CorrosionBO,
  title={Corrosion behavior of copper in a copper bearing intrauterine device in the presence of indomethacin.},
  author={Hai Xue and Ningsheng Xu and Chunxin Zhang},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={1998},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={49-53}
}
As an improvement to the use of the copper bearing intrauterine device, indomethacin has been introduced to reduce the incidence of bleeding after insertion of the device. The effects of indomethacin on copper corrosion were studied in vitro in simulated uterine fluid. Electrochemical polarization resistance measurements indicated that indomethacin powder slightly increased the corrosion rate of copper if pH of the fluid was not under control and it did not change the corrosion rate if pH was… CONTINUE READING