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Duravet 500mg Injection


Overview

Introduction of Duravet Injection

Duravet 500mg Injection is a medicine used to prevent premature labor. It prevents miscarriage and helps to lower the risk of premature birth in women who have had one premature delivery in the past. It is administered only by or under the supervision of doctor.

Duravet 500mg Injection may affect blood sugar levels, so monitor your blood sugar regularly. It is better to inform the doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain. Some other common side effects of using this medicine are injection site reactions, nausea and diarrhea.

Uses of Duravet Injection

Duravet Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Hair loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Hives

How to use Duravet Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Duravet Injection works

Duravet 500mg Injection is a progestin (female hormone). It works by modulating the immune response of the mother to prevent rejection of the embryo and allow its attachment to the uterus. This prevents miscarriage and helps lower the risk of premature birth in women who have had one premature delivery in the past.

Duravet Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Duravet 500mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Duravet 500mg Injection 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Duravet 500mg Injection 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.
Nonhormonal contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
Driving
SAFE
Duravet 500mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Duravet 500mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
This medicine contains progesterone which can cause fluid retention in patients with underlying kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Duravet 500mg Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Duravet 500mg Injection is used in pregnant women to help lower the risk of giving birth too early (preterm birth).
  • It is only given to a woman who has had a preterm delivery in the past.
  • It is not for use in women who are pregnant with more than one baby (twins, triplets, etc.).
  • It is administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor. Your doctor can start giving you the injection every week between 16 and 20 weeks and continue through week 37, or until you deliver.
  • It may affect blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain. These could be symptoms of a serious liver problem.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have pain in the chest, groin or legs, difficulty with breathing, sudden severe headache, slurred speech, sudden unexplained shortness of breath, a sudden loss of coordination, or vision changes while using this medicine.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Duravet

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Sir I am pregnant of 30wk Complain I have abdomen pain
Dr. Asmita Kaundal
Infertility and Gynaecologist
please see ur obstetrician in person it cld ve preterm labor pain toou might need admission in that casen no medicine vl help in such pain
Dear team I am suffered with Premature injectionSir I m suffering for Premature injection
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Sexologist
Premature ejaculation it is mostly psychological first u try to divert ur self in between while having sex If u r there to cum then sqeeze ur glans in between ur thumb and index finger u can also use local anaethetic jelly but then its better to use condom with that finally there are a few medicines available which will increase ur timing Consult andrologist nearby for prescription.
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FAQs

Q. What is Duravet and what it is used for?

Duravet contains a medicine called hydroxyprogesterone (a female sex hormone). It helps to lower the risk of delivering a baby too early (preterm) in a pregnant women, who had delivered a preterm baby in the past.

Q. How and in what dose should I use Duravet?

Duravet is given as an injection, by a doctor or trained nurse. The dose is decided by your doctor, depending on your exact medical condition.

Q. What if I miss a dose of Duravet?

Ideally, you should try not to miss any dose. However, if you miss a dose consult with your doctor as soon as you remember.

Q. What are the side effects of using Duravet?

The common side effects of using Duravet are local site reactions at injection site, nausea, itching, diarrhea, and hives. If any of this side effects bother you, please consult with your doctor.

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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 671-72.
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  4. Chaves RG, Lamounier JA. Breastfeeding and maternal medications. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2004;80(5 Suppl):S189-S198. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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