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Skin effects among 1000 females using pregnancy control pills at health clinics of Esfahan, 1993-94
Fariba Iraji *, Shahla Enshaeihe
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History and Objectives: Since piles are used with high degree of assurance in the prevention of pregnancies, concern on the side effects of such uses especially skin effects may be warranted. To address the issues the present study was carried out on 1000 women using piles who were referred to the Health Clinics of Isfahan in 1993 to 1994.

Materials and Methods: A descriptive study on women who have used piles for at least 2 months. The individuals were not taking other medications. Skin side effects along with age, type of medication and type of skin diseases were recorded.

Results: The mean age of individuals was 27±5 years and duration of medication was 3.3±1.7 years. 70% of cases were taking LD, 18% HD and 9.6% were on microgynon and 2% were on minipill. 138 individuals (13.8%) had skin related complications which cloasma (5.3%) and vaginal candida (5.1%) were the most prevalent type. Side effects were related to HD (27%) and LD (19%) treatment.

Conclusion: Serious skin side effects were not observed and most complications were treated properly. It is suggested that individuals using HD and LD medication ought to have regular dermatological examination.

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Received: 2008/11/19 | Published: 1999/04/15


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