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Plasma factor IX levels in patients given hexoestrol or stilboestrol to suppress lactation

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: (Published 11 October 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:82
  1. C. A. Hakim,
  2. M. G. Elder,
  3. 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.