Duphaston, which is generically known as Dydrogesterone
- Womens Health
Duphaston Drug Information Menstruation is a natural part of women’s reproductive cycle. Generally it occurs in a regular pattern without any pain but for some it may be irregular and very painful, Duphaston is given for treatment of such problems. It is used for treatment of endometriosis, an inflammation of lining of uterus, it helps sustain necessary levels of hormones required for a healthy pregnancy and also helps relieve severe menstrual cramps or regulates menstrual cycles. By maintaining the womb lining, Duphaston is also useful in helping prevent miscarriages. So it is used for: abdominal pain linked with menstrual periods, pain and bleeding during pregnancy, female infertility, irregular or absence of menstrual bleeding when taking estrogens, premenstrual symptoms or any such other conditions as prescribed by the doctor. Mechanism Progesterone is one of the natural and main female sex hormone and along with estrogen is involved in reproductive cycle. Duphaston is a synthetic hormone similar to progesterone which is used for treatment of several menstrual disorders which occur due to deficiency of progesterone in body. The body produces progesterone at certain times of the month and readies the body to fertilize embryo. If no embryo appears then progesterone level drops and body sheds lining of uterus which results in menstrual cycle. Duphaston works to regulate this menstrual cycle in women, whose progesterone levels are low and helps to maintain the required level for good health and fertility. How to take Duphaston This medication should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor depending on the medical condition, age, sex and other factors involved, of the patient. This medicine is generally taken on selected days during the menstrual cycle which again depends on the disorder that is being treated. Dosage varies depending on the medical condition the patient is being treated for and in some cases it has to be taken for few cycles. For irregular cycles due to progesterone deficiency doctor may recommend 5 to 10mg. This medicine should be taken under medical supervision and for the medical conditions it is prescribed for. The medicine should be taken for the prescribed length of time period by the doctor and preferably at same time every day. Like all the other medicines, Duphaston may also cause some adverse reactions like headache, nausea, anemia, dizziness, allergies, tenderness of breasts, changes in weight, any abnormal bleeding etc. If any symptom persists or becomes severe do take immediate medical help and stop taking the medicine. Precautions • If you are allergic to any medication or are taking any other medicine inform your doctor before taking Duphaston, to avoid any adversities. • If you have any serious medical disease or have any medical problem like blood clotting, heart problem, gall bladder disorder, any type of cancer, vaginal bleeding or any other such symptoms, inform your doctor before taking this medicine. • Though it is not harmful for pregnant women, it is better to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in near future before taking this medicine.
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