Effects of continuous levonorgestrel treatment (subcutaneous capsules) on the lipoprotein and carbohydrate metabolism in fertile women.

Abstract

The lipoprotein and carbohydrate metabolism was studied during contraceptive treatment with levonorgestrel, released at a low rate (70 micrograms/day) from subcutaneous capsules, in five women who were treated for 180-403 days. The serum cholesterol concentration decreased slightly but significantly during treatment. This was attributable to a tendency to a… (More)

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