IBD concerns for HRT and the pill

Oral contraceptive product information is set to be updated to include the risk of inflammatory bowel disease.

In the latest edition of the TGA’s Medicines Safety Update, the agency says it has “evaluated recently published research that describes a link between the use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) and an increased risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease”.

The TGA says it has