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August 20, 1960

SUPPRESSION OF LACTATIONUSE OF A FLUOXYMESTERONE—ETHINYL ESTRADIOL COMBINATION

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia

From the Department of Obstetrics of the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1960;173(16):1814-1817. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020340032009
Abstract

The use of hormonal preparations for the control of postpartum breast symptoms is advisable. In this study of 118 maternity patients, a new androgen-estrogen combination tablet was administered to 75, while 43 received placebo tablets. The androgen-estrogen combination, given at three dosage levels, was effective without significant side-effects. Those patients who received the highest dosage experienced the most marked relief of breast pain, engorgement, and lactation and showed the least need of additional supportive measures.

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