How Vitamin C interacts with Oral contraceptives

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

Studies report that use of these medications can decrease vitamin C levels in the blood. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary. (1) (2)

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

References

  1. View Abstract: Webb JL. Nutritional Effects of Oral Contraceptive Use: A Review. J Reprod Med. Oct1980;25(4):150-56.
  2. View Abstract: Nash AL, Cornish EJ, Hain R. Metabolic Effects of Oral Contraceptives Containing 30 Micrograms and 50 Micrograms of Oestrogen. Med J Aust. Sep1979;2(6):277-81.