Pharmacokinetic Drug Interactions with Oral Contraceptives

  title={Pharmacokinetic Drug Interactions with Oral Contraceptives},
  author={D. Back and M. Orme},
  journal={Clinical Pharmacokinetics},
  • D. Back, M. Orme
  • Published 1990
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • SummaryOral contraceptive steroids are used by an estimated 60 to 70 million women worldwide. Over the past 20 years there have been both case reports and clinical studies on the topic of drug interactions with these agents. Some of the interactions are of definite therapeutic relevance, whereas others can be discounted as being of no clinical significance. Pharmacological interactions between oral contraceptive steroids and other compounds may be of 2 kinds: (a) drugs may impair the efficacy… CONTINUE READING