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Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines used for contraception (to prevent pregnancy) and in the treatment of irregular periods. It helps to prevent release and fertilization of the egg.

Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. You should have to start taking the pill on the day one of your menstrual cycle and continue taking it for whole month and start with new pack once the pack get finished. If you experience vomiting with in 4 hours of dose intake, take another tablet. You body may take 7 days to get adjust with medicine, hence use condom during first week to avoid pregnancy. In case you missed your dose and you are late by 12 hours in taking the missed dose, in that case must use a condom while intercourse for a period of 2 days.

Nausea, headache,  breast pain, and weight gain are some commonly seen side effects of this medicine. If these bother you, or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. You might experience spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods or missed periods. Consult with your doctor if this occurs frequently or persists longer. Inform your doctor if you notice swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain or changes in vision, as it may be a sign of blood clot.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you smoke and are over 35, or if you have ever had a heart attack or have cancer of uterus/cervix, or vagina. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Do not take the medicine if you are pregnant already or breastfeeding. You might be asked for regular check-up of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar level while on treatment.

Uses of Duogen-Dros Tablet

Side effects of Duogen-Dros Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Breast pain
  • Irregular uterine bleeding

How to use Duogen-Dros 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. Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Duogen-Dros Tablet works

Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet is a combined oral contraceptive pill. It works by preventing the release of egg (ovulation) and affecting sperm movement in the womb to prevent its union with the egg. It also changes the lining of the womb and renders it unsuitable for pregnancy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Nonhormonal and progestin-only contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
Driving
SAFE
Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg 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

  • Your doctor has prescribed Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet to help you prevent pregnancy.
  • It also results in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding.
  • It may help reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • You may experience menstrual irregularities such as spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods or missed periods. Consult your doctor if this persists.
  • Do not use Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet if you are obese, over 35, smoke, on prolonged bed rest, or have a history of blood clots.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you notice unexplained swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain, severe headache, or changes in vision. These could be symptoms of a blood clot in a vein.
  • Stop taking Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you notice your skin and whites of the eye turning yellow (jaundice), severe stomach pain, severe depression or if you think you could be pregnant.

Patient Concerns

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I have been getting mensural pain every month during my periods . When I consulted with doctor,they gave me DUOGEN DESO tablet.However upon checking review on the internet ,I am afraid of it might cause many side effects . Could you tell me,is it better to take this tablet or any other good tablets?
Dr. Shallu Garg
Pain and Stress Management
Start Ashwagandharishtam 15-15 ml twice a day with equal quantity of water for at least 2mnths.
I take advog .3mg tablet daily morning and night. Sugar level 120-190, please advice. I take advog .3mg tablet daily morning and night. Sugar level 120-190,please advice.
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED. ALWAYS IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you SHOULD not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at Gurugram, shiv puri mor Old railway Road, near Haris Bakery, PNL HEALTH CARE CLINIC (Advanced diabetic clinic)
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FAQs

Q. What is Duogen-Dros and what is it used for?

Duogen-Dros is a combined oral contraceptive medicine that contains two hormones estrogen and progesterone. It is used to prevent pregnancy.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Duogen-Dros?

Take this medicine as per the advice of your doctor. However, take it at the same time each day, to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Q. What if I forget to take Duogen-Dros?

If you forget to take one tablet, take it as soon as you remember, even if it means taking two tablets at the same time and then follow the usual dosing schedule. However, if you forget to take two or more doses, you may not be totally protected against pregnancy. In this case, start taking the tablet as soon as you remember and use a non-hormonal method of contraception such as condoms for at least next 7 days to prevent pregnancy. Frequent missing of doses may lead to unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting (blood stain). Consult your doctor, if this persists.

Q. What if I vomit after taking Duogen-Dros?

If you vomit within 3-4 hours after taking Duogen-Dros, then it is considered as a missed dose. So, you should take another dose as soon as you feel well enough.

Q. What are the common side effects of taking Duogen-Dros?

You may experience irregular vaginal bleeding while taking Duogen-Dros. Other common side effects include headache, nausea (feeling sick), depression (sad mood), and breast pain. Most of them are temporary if these persist consult with your doctor.

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