How Magnesium interacts with Oral contraceptives

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

These medications may cause a loss of magnesium resulting in decreased magnesium 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: Blum M, et al. Oral Contraceptive Lowers Serum Magnesium. Harefuah. Nov1991;121(10):363-64.