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How Zinc interacts with Oral contraceptives

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

Oral contraceptives have been reported to decrease zinc levels in the blood. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary. (1)

These drugs include norethindrone, ethynodiol diacetate, norgestrel, norgestimate, ethinyl estradiol, drospirenone, desogestrel, levonorgestrel


  1. View Abstract: Dorea JG, et al. Effects of Anovulatory Steroids on Serum Levels of Zinc and Copper. Arch Latinoam Nutr. Mar1982;32(1):101-10.