Vitamin and trace mineral metabolism in medroxyprogesterone acetate users

Contraception. 1978 Sep;18(3):253-69. doi: 10.1016/s0010-7824(78)80019-5.

Abstract

The effect of one year's continual use of medroxyprogesterone acetate as an injectable contraceptive (150 mg I.M. every 90 days) on vitamin (A, B-carotene, E, B-1, B-2, B-6, oral tryptophan load test, folate and B-12) and trace mineral metabolism (Na, K, Ca, Mg, Cu, Zn and phosphorus) were assessed before and at the 3rd week, 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th months after initiation of daily treatment with a vitamin-mineral supplement, in 12 non-lactating helathy Thai women. Neither vitamin nor trace mineral metabolism changed significantly as a result of treatment when compared to the pre-treatment control, suggesting that this form of hormonal contraceptive did not interfere with any of the parameters studied.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Carotenoids / metabolism
  • Female
  • Folic Acid / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Medroxyprogesterone / pharmacology*
  • Pyridoxine / metabolism
  • Riboflavin / metabolism
  • Thiamine / metabolism
  • Trace Elements / metabolism*
  • Tryptophan / metabolism
  • Vitamin A / metabolism
  • Vitamin B 12 / metabolism
  • Vitamins / metabolism*

Substances

  • Trace Elements
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Carotenoids
  • Tryptophan
  • Folic Acid
  • Medroxyprogesterone
  • Pyridoxine
  • Vitamin B 12
  • Riboflavin
  • Thiamine