Class effect of OCs

  • OCs are used widely ‘off-label’ for the treatment of HMB9
  • Reduction in MBL is a class effect. OCs are known to reduce MBL by 35-43% in various literature101112
  • In a randomized controlled trial, when compared to LNG-IUS, EE/LNG  is shown to decrease MBL by 35%10*

*MBL assessment by alkaline hematin method