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Duphaston 10 mg Tablet

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Introduction of Duphaston Tablet

Duphaston 10 mg Tablet contains a synthetic form of progesterone (a female sex hormone). It is used to treat problems related to menstrual periods and helps in maintaining pregnancy. It may also be used as a part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in women who have achieved menopause (end of monthly menstrual periods).

Duphaston Tablet side effects

  • Breast pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea

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

How Duphaston Tablet works

Duphaston 10 mg Tablet is a progestin (female hormone). It works by regulating the healthy growth and normal shedding of the womb lining. This action helps re-establish a regular menstrual cycle in conditions where a lack of progesterone causes menstrual problems, such as in premenstrual syndrome, painful or absent menstrual periods, and endometriosis. It also helps in the treatment of infertility by stimulating the womb lining to prepare for a pregnancy.

Duphaston Tablet related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Duphaston 10 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Duphaston 10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Duphaston 10 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Duphaston 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Duphaston 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Duphaston 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Duphaston 10 mg Tablet is used for a wide range of menstrual disorders and to maintain a healthy womb lining for the ongoing pregnancy.
  • It may also be used in women who have suffered repeated miscarriages.
  • In case you have suffered repeated miscarriages, seek regular prenatal care. Avoid smoking, alcohol and limit your caffeine intake as these may lead to miscarriage.
  • It may cause bleeding or spotting in between menstrual periods. Let your doctor know if this occurs frequently.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of liver disease or depression.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Duphaston

Crina NCR 10mg is used for what purpose Can we use homeopathy instead?
Dr. Suman Rao
It's a progesterone hormonal tab. Used to control heavy bleeding during periods, prolonged periods or in case of endometriosis. I have no idea about homeopathic medicine
Pain during menstruation and ir regular periods
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
take meftal spas or drotin tablet for pain and go for check up for irregular periods
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Q. For how many days should Duphaston be taken?

The dose and the number of days required to take Duphaston depend on the medical problem you are being treated for. Take the medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. You can take it with or without food, preferably at the same time of each day.

Q. What are the side effects of Duphaston during pregnancy?

Duphaston may cause an increased risk of hypospadias which is a birth defect of the penis involving the urinary opening. This occurs in children whose mothers have taken certain progestogens. However, the chance of developing this increased risk is not yet certain. So far, there is no evidence that taking Duphaston during pregnancy is harmful. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of taking Duphaston during pregnancy.

Q. Is progesterone and Duphaston same?

Duphaston is a man-made synthetic progesterone. However, it is very similar to the hormone “progesterone” made by your body. It is used in conditions when your body does not produce enough progesterone.

Q. Is Duphaston good to prevent a miscarriage?

Duphaston is used to prevent habitual abortion (miscarriage) and possible cases of abortion. Your doctor will advise you regarding the dose and duration of treatment. It is advised that you should follow the instructions for best results.

Q. Who should not take Duphaston?

You should not take Duphaston if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to it or you have a tumor that is made worse by progestogens (such as meningioma). Along with that, if you have irregular or unusually heavy periods and you have not told your doctor then restrain from using dydrogestrone.

Q. What if I forget a dose?

If you forget to take today’s tablet and it is less than 12 hours late, take it as soon as you remember. Continue taking the next scheduled tablet at the normal time. But, if it is more than 12 hours since you should have taken your tablet, miss this tablet out and continue the medication as prescribed. Remember not to take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Missing a tablet may cause irregular bleeding or spotting.

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