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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 glass 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.

Benefits of Duphaston Tablet

In Female infertility

Duphaston 10mg Tablet contains progesterone, a female hormone that is important in the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. It is used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not reached menopause but are not having periods due to a lack of natural progesterone in the body. Progesterone helps to prepare the uterus for pregnancy by causing the uterus lining (endometrium) to thicken. This increases the chance of a successful pregnancy. You should use the medicine as prescribed for it to be effective. You may be asked to continue with this treatment for a period after becoming pregnant.

In Pain during menstruation

Duphaston 10mg Tablet is a man-made hormone which replicates the effect of a natural female hormone called progesterone. It counters the effects of another hormone called oestrogen and reduces pain (cramps) during periods. Painful periods have a big impact on everyday life of a woman and there is not always an obvious cause. This medicine is normally used during a particular part of the menstrual cycle. You may have to use painkillers (NSAIDs) as well for rapid pain relief. Ask your doctor about which are most suitable.

In Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Duphaston 10mg Tablet may help reduce PMS symptoms such as mood swings, anxiousness, tiredness, bloating, breast tenderness and headaches. Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and using relaxation techniques may also be helpful.

In Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue like the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places. The main symptoms include pain in your lower stomach or back, period pain, pain during and after sex, constipation, diarrhea and feeling sick. It can also make it difficult to get pregnant. Duphaston 10mg Tablet works by preventing the lining of your womb and any endometriosis tissue from growing too quickly. This will help relieve the symptoms you may have. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective and you may need other medicines or procedures to help control endometriosis.

In Heavy menstrual bleeding

Duphaston 10mg Tablet slows the growth of the lining of the womb before menstruation, which reduces the bleeding during menstruation. If heavy periods become such a problem that they interfere with your everyday life, then try taking things a little easier on those days. Some women find that relaxation techniques or yoga help them feel more relaxed and reduce stress. Getting a lot of exercise can also help.

Side effects of Duphaston Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Duphaston

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Breast pain

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.
Duphaston 10mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Duphaston 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gluco/Mineralocorticoids, Progestogins Derivatives
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Progestins (First generation)

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
Is it safe to take susten 200 & duphaston 10mg during pregnancy of 14 weeks?
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes these medicines are very safe and given in problematic pregnancies.
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Q. For how many days should Duphaston 10mg Tablet be taken?

The dose and the number of days required to take Duphaston 10mg Tablet 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 is Duphaston 10mg Tablet used for?

Duphaston 10mg Tablet is used to relieve the symptoms of endometriosis (a problem caused by growth of the womb lining outside the womb), to treat infertility due to low levels of progesterone. In addition to that, it also helps to relieve painful periods, to control irregular periods (that come at the wrong time or not at all), to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), to restart periods that have stopped before the menopause (amenorrhoea), and to stop or prevent unusually heavy or long periods (often due to the start of the menopause).

Q. What are the side effects of Duphaston 10mg Tablet during pregnancy?

Duphaston 10mg Tablet 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 10mg Tablet during pregnancy is harmful. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of taking Duphaston 10mg Tablet during pregnancy.

Q. Is progesterone and Duphaston 10mg Tablet same?

Duphaston 10mg Tablet 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 10mg Tablet good to prevent a miscarriage?

Duphaston 10mg Tablet 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 10mg Tablet?

You should not take Duphaston 10mg Tablet 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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