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Duphaston 10mg Tablet

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Duphaston 10mg Tablet is used to treat female infertility, various menstrual problems including painful, or irregular periods, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and endometriosis. It helps to restart periods that have stopped before the menopause and to prevent unusually heavy period.

Duphaston 10mg Tablet should be taken as your doctor advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, and breast pain. It may also cause bleeding or spotting in between menstrual periods. Let your doctor know if this occurs frequently. If it bothers you, or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing it.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have ever had any problems with your blood circulation or have diabetes, depression or liver disease. 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."

Side effects of Duphaston Tablet

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Breast pain

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Breast pain
    Use hot or cold compresses on your breasts. You could try some pain-relieving creams or gels. Wear bras which fit well. Wear a soft support bra when you sleep and a good sports bra when you are exercising. Avoid consuming caffeinated drinks as it can increase the discomfort. Limit your salt intake as it contributes to water retention which causes pain and swelling. Talk to your doctor because in many cases, it is possible to treat breast pain with over-the-counter medicines.

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

How Duphaston Tablet works

Duphaston 10mg 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.

Safety Advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Duphaston 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Duphaston 10mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Duphaston 10mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Duphaston 10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
There is limited information available on the use of Duphaston 10mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Duphaston 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Duphaston 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Duphaston 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Duphaston 10mg 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

She fill very uncomfortable during first trimester. Pain in stomach, can't eat anything. Doctor suggest duphaston tablets but not have any relief.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Take Digene syp three times a day Stop duphaston
Tell me something fibroid in uterus.
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
It's a benign overgrowth of uterine muscles. It can lead to heavy bleeding, pain during periods or infertility
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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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