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Drugs in the management of puerperal breast engorgement

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Many oestrogens, alone or with an androgen, are promoted for suppression of lactation and for the relief of painful engorgement of the breasts in the early puerperium. These include non-steroid oestrogens such as stilboestrol, methallenoestril (Vallestril - Searle) and chlorotrianisene (TACE - Merrell) for oral use; and long-acting steroids such as oestradiol valerate, alone or with testosterone oenanthate for intramuscular injection.

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