Plasma factor IX levels in patients given hexoestrol or stilboestrol to suppress lactationBr Med J 1969; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5675.82 (Published 11 October 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:82
- C. A. Hakim,
- M. G. Elder,
- D. F. Hawkins
A single injection of hexoestrol, 45 mg., is effective in suppressing lactation. Given in this way hexoestrol causes a small rise in plasma factor IX levels, of shorter duration than that produced by a customary and equally effective oral course of stilboestrol. With hexoestrol the plasma factor IX levels reverted to normal by the sixth day of the puerperium.