Duphaston

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Generic Name: Duphaston Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Duphaston® used for?

Duphaston® is used in pain during menstruation, endometriosis, amenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility, premenstural syndrome and hormone replacement therapy.

It is also used in the maintenance of early pregnancy with unexplained miscarriages.

How should I take Duphaston®?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Duphaston® at a fixed time.

How do I store Duphaston®?

Duphaston® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Duphaston® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Duphaston® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Duphaston® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Duphaston®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Duphaston® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Do consult your doctor before taking dydrogesterone:

  • If you have abnormal bleeding, the cause of which is not known.
  • If you have depression.
  • If you have liver problems.
  • If you have porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs).

Do not take dydrogesterone if you have a tumor of brain (meningioma) which is sensitive to progesterone levels in the bodyDo contact your doctor immediately if upon the use of dydrogesterone you experience unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting that,

  • Continues for more than few months.
  • Starts after you have been on treatment for some time.
  • Persists on even after you have stopped treatment.

Do not take dydrogesterone in combination with estrogen (as a hormone replacement therapy) if you have breast cancer or cancer of the uterus lining (endometrium)Do consult your doctor before using dydrogesterone if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnantDo not take dydrogesterone, if you are breast feeding or plan to breast feed.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Duphaston® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Duphaston®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Duphaston®?

Side effects may occur while using this drug, such as:

  • Edema
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Muscle pain

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Duphaston®?

Duphaston® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Duphaston®?

Duphaston® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Duphaston®?

Duphaston® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Duphaston®.

What is the dose of Duphaston® for an adult?

Consult your doctor for further information.

What is the dose of Duphaston® for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Duphaston® available?

Duphaston® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Duphaston®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: November 17, 2017 | Last Modified: November 17, 2017

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