What is Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) used for?
Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) is a medication which has been used to treat a variety of menstrual disorders occurring as a result of a lack of a certain hormone known as progesterone. The active ingredient in this medication is a synthetic hormone which is similar to progesterone. Conditions this medication has been used to treat include painful or irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis and also to reduce or control overgrowth of the womb lining caused by estrogen in hormone replacement therapy.
How should I use Duphaston (Dydrogesterone)?
Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) tablets should be taken orally. However, it is important for patients to note that the exact dosage varies, depending on the condition being treated. Your physician will tell you the correct dosage, and when to take it. It is normally taken on certain days during the menstrual disorder. Follow all instructions provided to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Duphaston (Dydrogesterone)?
Possible side effects of Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) include:
Immediately report any side effects to your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Duphaston (Dydrogesterone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.