Metabolism and pharmacokinetics of contraceptive steroids in obese women: A review

Alison B. Edelman, Ganesh Cherala, Frank Z. Stanczyk

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Abstract

The effect of obesity on drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics is poorly understood, and this is particularly true in regard to contraceptive steroids. This article will review the known and theoretical physiologic and pharmacologic interactions between obesity and contraceptive steroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-323
Number of pages10
JournalContraception
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

Keywords

  • Birth control
  • Contraceptive steroids
  • Obesity
  • Pharmacokinetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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