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OVANAC DSR 75MG/3MG TABLET

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Composition for OVANAC DSR

Dehydroepiandrosterone(75mg),Melatonin(3mg)

food interaction for OVANAC DSR

alcohol interaction for OVANAC DSR

pregnancy interaction for OVANAC DSR

lactation interaction for OVANAC DSR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking melatonin with alcohol may cause sleepiness and the effects may become even stronger.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for OVANAC DSR

Dehydroepiandrosterone(75mg)

Uses

Dehydroepiandrosterone is used in the treatment of male hypogonadism (decrease in male hormone).

How it works

Dehydroepiandrosterone is similar to the natural male hormone testosterone.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Acne, Bone pain, Joint pain, Joint stiffness, Back pain, Blood in urine, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry eye, Shortness of breath, Eye infection, Hair loss, Headache, Increased creatinine level in blood, Increased blood pressure, Influenza like syndrome, Itching, Joint inflammation, Swelling of lymph nodes, Mouth ulcer, Lip ulcer, Muscle pain, Nasal infection, Rash, Cough, Lupus erythematosus, Sinus inflammation, Sore throat, Swelling, Vomiting, Weakness, Abnormal hair growth on a women face and body
Melatonin(3mg)

Uses

Melatonin is used in the treatment of insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) and jet lag.

How it works

Melatonin works like melatonin, a chemical messenger naturally produced in the brain. Melatonin helps to regulate the sleep-wake cycle.

Common side effects

Rash, Nervousness, Mood swings, Headache, Nausea, Nightmare, Decreased red blood cell count, Blurred vision, Night sweats, Abnormal liver function tests, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Visual impairment, Increased blood pressure, Depression, Dry mouth, Fainting, Vertigo, Palpitations, Protein in urine, Chest pain, Indigestion, Anxiety, Dizziness, Stomach pain, Itching, Weakness, Sleepiness, Migraine, Increase in body weight, Blood in urine, Increased glucose in urine, Loss of consciousness, Insomnia, Fatigue, Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Dry skin, Irritation, Psoriasis

Common Dosage for OVANAC DSR 75MG/3MG TABLET

Patients taking OVANAC DSR 75MG/3MG TABLET

  • 100%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES for OVANAC DSR

No substitutes found

Expert advice for OVANAC DSR

  • Do consult your doctor before taking dehydroepiandrosterone, if you have a history of heart problems; low blood levels of ‘good cholesterol’ (HDL); diabetes; liver or kidney problems; prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate gland; cancers of breast or uterus; or any mental disorder.
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone is not recommended for use in children and males. 
  • Do not take Dehydroepiandrosterone if you are pregnant or breastfeeding t or planning to become pregnant.


Frequently asked questions for OVANAC DSR

Dehydroepiandrosterone

Q.Is dehydroepiandrosterone safe?
Yes. Dehydroepiandrosterone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is dehydroepiandrosterone a steroid?
Yes. Dehydroepiandrosterone has a steroidal structure similar to naturally produced hormone dehydroepiandrosterone in the body

Q.Is dehydroepiandrosterone legal/ is used for?
Dehydroepiandrosterone is a prescription drug

Q.Does dehydroepiandrosterone work?
It is used in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (disease in which your body's immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs) in women and women with adrenal insufficiency, aging skin, weak bones (osteoporosis), decreasing symptoms of menopause and depression. It is used but results from clinical trials of dehydroepiandrosterone regarding its effectiveness have been inconsistent

Q.Is dehydroepiandrosterone a hormone?
Yes. Dehydroepiandrosterone is a steroidal hormone made and released by the adrenal glands in the body. It is involved in the production of male and female sex hormones (androgens and estrogen)

Q.Is dehydroepiandrosterone FDA approved?
Dehydroepiandrosterone is approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (disease in which your body's immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs) in women

Q.What is dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate?
Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-sulfate) is a processed form (metabolite) of hormone

Q.What is dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate test?
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) released by adrenal glands in males and females. The dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate test is used to measure blood levels of DHEA-sulfate to check the functioning of the adrenal glands. High blood levels of DHEA-sulfate is found in women with male characteristics (virilism), abnormal hair growth on a women's face and body (hirsutism), infertility or irregular periods. DHEA-sulfate levels are lower in women having systemic lupus erythematosus (disease in which your body's immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs) and osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bones)

Q.What is dehydroepiandrosterone made from?
Dehydroepiandrosterone is made artificially in laboratories from chemicals found in wild yam and soy

Q.How long can I take DHEA for?
Please follow the advice of your doctor regarding the dose and duration of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Q.Can I take DHEA with HRT/ Androgel/testosterone/birth control?
Use of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) containing androgens (e.g. testosterone; trade name: Androgel) and estrogens should be avoided due to increased risk of side effects. Birth control medications that may contain estrogen (or similar drugs) should be avoided while taking DHEA

Q.Can I take DHEA with thyroid medication/ Synthroid/ Clomid/ Vitex?
There are no known serious interactions between dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and thyroid medications (levothyroxine; trade name: Synthroid), clomiphene (trade name: Clomid) or Vitex (herb used to improve fertility). Please inform your doctor about all the medications (including herbal and dietary supplements) you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects

Q.Can I take DHEA with Wellbutrin?
Drugs used for the treatment of depression including bupropion (trade name: Wellbutrin) should be used with caution while taking dehydroepiandrosterone DHEA. Please inform your doctor if you have any psychiatric condition and are receiving any medication for it before taking DHEA

Q.Can I take DHEA with high blood pressure?
Please consult your doctor before taking dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) if you have high blood pressure

Q.Does dehydroepiandrosterone build muscle?
Dehydroepiandrosterone may be used to build muscles and increase muscle strength, however, there are insufficient evidences supporting its effectiveness.

Melatonin

Q.Is melatonin safe/ safe for kids?
Melatonin is safe when taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is however not recommended for use in children

Q.Can I take melatonin for a nap?
Melatonin is to be taken if you have persistent difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep or poor quality of sleep, that has no apparent cause. It should not be used for naps. Use should be strictly as per doctor's advice

Q.Is melatonin addictive or habit forming?
No. Melatonin doesn't have addictive or habit forming potential as long as it is taken as advised by doctor

Q.Can I take melatonin with Ambien/ Zoloft/ Prozac/ Lexapro/ prednisone/ Nyquil/Advil/ Klonopin/ Cymbalta/ wine?
Melatonin increases the calming or sleep inducing effects of Ambien (Zolpidem), Prozac (fluoxetine) and Klonopin (clonazepam). No major interactions are reported during usage of melatonin and Zoloft (sertraline)/ Lexapro (escitalopram)/ prednisone/ Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine and pseudoephedrine)/ Advil (ibuprofen)/ Cymbalta (duloxetine). Alcohol in wine reduces the sleep inducing effect of melatonin

Q.Is melatonin a hormone?
Melatonin is a natural, non-addicting hormone supplement that helps induce sleep by setting biological clock of the body

Q.Is melatonin available in India?
Yes, melatonin is available in India

Q.Can I take melatonin for an insomnia/ anxiety?
Melatonin has been indicated for the treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness) but not anxiety

Q.Can I take melatonin for long periods of time?
Melatonin should be taken only for a period of 3 months (13 weeks) at a time. Further use should be strictly as per the doctor's advice

Q.Does melatonin cause headaches/ constipation/ cancer/ acne?
Melatonin causes headaches and constipation in some patients. No data is available on whether it causes cancer or acne

Q.Does melatonin expire?
Like other medications, melatonin also expires. Expiry date is printed on medicine package/box, beyond which the medicine should not be used.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)