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DUPHASTON 10 MG TABLET

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Composition for DUPHASTON

Dydrogesterone(10 mg)

food interaction for DUPHASTON

alcohol interaction for DUPHASTON

pregnancy interaction for DUPHASTON

lactation interaction for DUPHASTON

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Duphaston 10 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Duphaston 10 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Duphaston 10 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DUPHASTON

Dydrogesterone(10 mg)

Uses

Duphaston 10 mg tablet is used in post menopausal osteoporosis (porous bones) and hormone replacement therapy (hrt).

How it works

Duphaston 10 mg tablet is a drug which is very similar to female hormone progesterone that is naturally produced by the ovaries. It works by replacing progesterone in conditions where the body fails to produce sufficient amounts.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pulsating headache, Breast tenderness, Breast pain, Pain during periods, Hypersensitivity reaction, Irregular menstrual cycle, Heavy menstrual periods, Weakness, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Feeling of discomfort

Common Dosage for DUPHASTON 10 MG TABLET

Patients taking DUPHASTON 10 MG TABLET

  • 67%
    Twice A Day
  • 23%
    Once A Day
  • 9%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for DUPHASTON

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Expert advice for DUPHASTON

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.

Frequently asked questions for DUPHASTON

Dydrogesterone

Q.Is dydrogesterone same as progesterone?
No. Dydrogesterone is an artificially synthesized drug which is very similar to the naturally produced female hormone progesterone. Its action in the body is closely related to progesterone

Q.Is dydrogesterone safe?
Yes. Dydrogesterone is safe if used at the prescribed does for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is dydrogesterone a steroid?
Yes. Dydrogesterone has steroidal chemical structure which is very similar to the naturally produced steroidal female hormone progesterone

Q.Dydrogesterone is used for?
Dydrogesterone is used to treat conditions associated with low levels of female hormone progesterone. It may also be used in combination with estrogen drugs as a hormone replacement therapy in females at menopause (the time in a woman's life when her menstrual periods stop)

Q.Does dydrogesterone delay periods?
Yes. Delayed, irregular, painful and heavy menstrual periods are among the common side effects of dydrogesterone

Q.How does dydrogesterone work?
Dydrogesterone works by replacing female hormone progesterone in conditions where the body fails to produce sufficient amounts.

What our users are saying about DUPHASTON 10 MG TABLET

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
55%
Can't say
37%
Not effective
5%
Moderately effective
3%

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Yes
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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)