Which types of drugs cause amenorrhea?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Kristi A Tough DeSapri, MD; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Answer

When taking the medication history, consider the following:

  • Abuse of drugs such as cocaine and opioids have central effects that may disrupt the menstrual cycle

  • Use of antiepileptics is associated with amenorrhea

  • Use of birth control pills or other hormonal therapies may be associated with disordered menses


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