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. Gynodan 200 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
If you are taking danazol to treat endometriosis or fibrocystic breast disease, you should start the medication during a menstrual period.
Consult your doctor if you are suffering from any of the following conditions: liver, kidney or heart disease, illness that can worsen by fluid retention, diabetes, polycythemia (an illness in which blood gets thicker), epilepsy, lipid disorder, migraine, and if you have shown marked or persistent androgenic reaction to previous gonadal steroid therapy.
Stop taking danazol if you develop virilization (development of male secondary sex characters).
Stop taking danazol and seek advice if you experience signs and symptoms of papilledema, headache, visual disturbances, raised intracranial pressure, jaundice or other liver disturbance, thrombosis or thromboembolism.
Taking danazol may increase your risk of ovarian cancer. Seek medical advice for necessary precautions.
Carry out liver function tests and blood counts at regular intervals of time.
Do not drink alcohol while on danazol therapy as it can make you feel sick or short of breath.
If you are receiving danazol for more than 6 months, it is important to carry out liver ultrasonography twice in a year.
Do not take danazol if you have rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gynodan 200 mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Gynodan 200 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during lactation.
Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Gynodan 200 mg Capsule may cause some side effects such as dizziness, a spinning feeling, and changes in eyesight. This may affect your driving ability.
Gynodan 200 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gynodan 200 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Gynodan 200 mg Capsule may not be advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Gynodan 200 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gynodan 200 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Gynodan 200 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.
If you miss a dose of Gynodan 200 mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.