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Depolin 10mg Tablet

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Introduction

Depolin 10mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat breast cancer and endometrial cancer. It is also used to treat kidney cancer (in men and women). This medicine helps to slow down the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

Depolin 10mg Tablet should be taken as your doctor's advice. Your doctor will decide how much you need to take and for how much time. You may take it with or without food but better to take it at a fixed time. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness, weakness, irregular menstrual cycle, and abdominal pain. Most of these are temporary and go away as soon as the body adjusts to the treatment. If any of these bothers you, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. You should also inform the doctor immediately if it causes severe headaches, swelling in one leg, pain on breathing, or changes in vision or hearing.

Before taking this medicine you should let your doctor know if you ever had any problem like unusual vaginal bleeding, or have a history of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, liver problems, or bleeding problems. You should also inform the doctor about all other medicines that you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take this medicine.

Uses of Depolin Tablet

Benefits of Depolin Tablet

In Treatment of Breast cancer

Depolin 10mg Tablet relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from nipples, or changes in the shape or texture of the breast. Depolin 10mg Tablet works by altering the production of those hormones in the body that are essential for the growth and spread of breast cancer. It may also interact with other hormones or have a direct effect on the cancer to stop its growth.

In Endometrial cancer

Depolin 10mg Tablet is a synthetic hormone which replicates the effect of a natural female hormone called progesterone. It relieves the symptoms of endometrial cancer (a type of cancer that develops in the lining of the womb) such as, abnormal vaginal bleeding, lower back pain, pain during sex, etc. This medicine interferes with the production and working of those hormones in the body that are essential for the growth and spread of endometrial cancer. It may also have a direct effect on the cancer to stop its growth.

In Kidney cancer

Depolin 10mg Tablet is not used as a primary therapy for kidney cancer, but only as an adjunctive therapy for the long term management of advanced metastatic kidney cancer in both men and women. It may be used for a long term without serious complications and is significantly free from side effects even at higher doses.

Side effects of Depolin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Depolin

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Nervousness

How to use Depolin Tablet

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. Depolin 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Depolin Tablet works

Depolin 10mg Tablet is a hormone. It works by decreasing the levels of certain hormones required by breast cancer cells to grow. It may also interact with other hormones or have a direct effect on the cancer to stop it growing.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Depolin 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Depolin 10mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Depolin 10mg Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Depolin 10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Depolin 10mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Depolin 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Depolin 10mg Tablet is used for the treatment of cancer in the breast, kidney (in men and women) and in the lining of the womb (endometrial cancer).
  • Stop taking Depolin 10mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get severe headaches, stabbing pains or swelling in one leg, pain on breathing, sudden changes in your vision or hearing, or yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes.
     
  • Use a non-hormonal method of contraception such as condoms to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medication.
  • Do not take Depolin 10mg Tablet if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, have unusual vaginal bleeding, or have a history of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, liver problems, or bleeding problems.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gluco/Mineralocorticoids, Progestogins Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GYNAECOLOGICAL

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Depolin 10mg Tablet? What is it used for?

Depolin 10mg Tablet contains Medroxyprogesterone, which is similar to the natural progesterone produced by your body. It is used in the treatment of breast cancer and endometrial cancer. It is also helpful in the treatment of cancer of the kidneys in men and women. Depolin 10mg Tablet helps to slow down the growth and multiplication of cancer cells, thereby helping in recovery.

Q. When and how to take Depolin 10mg Tablet?

You should take Depolin 10mg Tablet strictly as per the advice of your doctor. The dosage and duration of the Depolin 10mg Tablet will vary on the medical condition you are being treated for. Your doctor may monitor you closely during your treatment with Depolin 10mg Tablet.

Q. What if I miss to take Depolin 10mg Tablet?

If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue the usual dosing schedule.

Q. What are the common side effects which I can experience while taking Depolin 10mg Tablet?

The common side effects of Depolin 10mg Tablet include vomiting, constipation, feeling sick, change in appetite, mood swings, weight fluctuation, and unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting. If any of the side effects persist, you should check with your doctor.

Q. How are Depo-Provera and Depolin 10mg Tablet different?

Depo-Provera is an injection form of Medroxyprogesterone which is used as a contraceptive injection for women. Whereas, Depolin 10mg Tablet is an oral form of Medroxyprogesterone and is not used as a contraceptive. Instead, it is used in treating breast cancer, endometrial cancer and cancer of the kidneys.

Q. Is Depolin 10mg Tablet safe?

Depolin 10mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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