Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Duogen-Dros Tablet
Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet is used for contraception.
Duogen-Dros Tablet side effects
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 is to be taken with food.
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.
Duogen-Dros Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Ethinyl Estradiol with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to 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
There is limited information available on the use of Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Duogen-Dros 0.03mg/3mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • 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 have yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice), severe stomach pain, severe depression, or if you think you could be pregnant.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Duogen-Dros

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I have been suffering from irregular menstruation (late). I consulted doctor and had to do USG. My report is normal and she advised me to take femilon tab. My marriage is next month. Will femilon act as reliable contraceptive too? If yes, then please tell me the rule to take it. Please reply
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Yes, femilon is a good method for contraception. You should take 1 tab daily at a fixed time for 21 days. After a gap of 1 week you can start the next pack. Don't miss any dose. Rest you can discuss with your.
Mam, We did sex in today after noon. How can we avoid to conceive. Plz suggest medicine if any required.
Dr. Asmita Kaundal
Infertility and Gynaecologist
you can take an I pill within 72 hrs on ur act. but u ve to remember it is only 90% effective. no medication is 100% effective. and u can not take I pills more den once as it is high dose progesterone and repeated doses causes cycle disturbances and unpredictable ovulation and increases chancea of unwanted pregnancy so please shift to a permanant method of contraception.
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FAQs

Q. Can Duogen-Dros be taken by a patient who smokes?
Duogen-Dros should not be taken by a person who smokes. Smoking increases the risk of serious side effects like death from heart attack, blood clots or stroke. The risk increases in patients who are obese or over 35 years old and with an increasing number of cigarettes. Inform your doctor if you smoke, before Duogen-Dros.
Q. Can Duogen-Dros cause bleeding or spotting between the regular menstrual periods?
Yes, Duogen-Dros can cause some unexpected bleeding or spotting, especially during the first three months. This bleeding or spotting decrease with time. You may have unexpected bleeding if you are not taking pills regularly. Do not stop taking Duogen-Dros because of this. If the spotting continues for more than seven days or if the bleeding is heavy. Consult a healthcare provider.
Q. What if I miss my regular menstrual periods while taking Duogen-Dros?
If you miss your regular menstrual periods while taking Duogen-Dros, you may be pregnant. Some women may miss periods or have light periods while taking Duogen-Dros even when they are not pregnant. Contact your doctor if you think you are pregnant, missed one or two periods. This may happen in case you are not taking Duogen-Dros at the same time every day.
Q. Are there any drug interactions associated with the use of Duogen-Dros?
Yes, Duogen-Dros does show drug interaction with drugs or herbal products that induce certain enzymes (ex, CYP3A4) in our body. These drugs may decrease the effectiveness of Duogen-Dros or increase breakthrough bleeding (bleeding between menstrual periods). Inform your doctor about all the medicines that you are taking when you are advised to take Duogen-Dros.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications to the use of Duogen-Dros?
The use of Duogen-Dros is not recommended in patients with known allergy to any of its component or excipients. It is not indicated in patients with a history of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, migraine headache, liver disease or tumors, uterine bleeding, breast cancer, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (blood clot).
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Duogen-Dros?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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