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    Dienogest

    Information about Dienogest

    Dienogest uses

    Dienogest is used in endometriosis.

    How dienogest works

    Dienogest is a progestin (female hormones). It works to prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary or preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm (male reproductive cells). It also may work by changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent the development of a pregnancy.

    Common side effects of dienogest

    Edema, Abdominal bloating, Anxiety, Irritability, Depression, Muscle pain

    Available Medicine for Dienogest

    • ₹548
      Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹499
      Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹499
      Pharmanova India Drugs Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹520
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹499
      Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹499
      Koye Pharmaceuticals Pvt ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹480
      TTK Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹499
      Suremed Lifecare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹675
      Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹399
      Jay Ell Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Dienogest

    • Inform your doctor if you or close relatives of yours have the propensity to form blood clots, e.g clots in blood vessels of leg, lungs, or have experienced heart attack, stroke, or suffer from compromised blood supply to any part of the body, especially hands and legs.
    • Tell your doctor if your close relative has or has had breast cancer.
    • Seek immediate medical attention if you notice possible signs of a blood clot such as a blood clot in the leg (pain, swelling, redness, discoloration of the leg), a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism; breathlessness, wheezing, irregular heartbeats, cough, dizziness etc.), a heart attack or a stroke. 
    •Tell your doctor if you have a disease that first appeared during pregnancy or earlier use of sex hormones, such as  hearing loss, porphyria (a disease of the blood), gestational herpes (skin rash with blisters during pregnancy) or Sydenham’s chorea (a nerve disease causing sudden, uncontrolled movements of the body).
    • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of angioedema/allergy such as swollen face, tongue and/or throat and/or difficulty swallowing or itchy rash, together with difficulty breathing. 
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have just given birth. 
    • Patients allergic to dienogest or any of its ingredients should not be given dinigest.
    • Women with presence or risk of venous thromboembolism (blood clots in blood vessels of the leg or lungs) should avoid it.
    • Women undergone any major surgery with prolonged immobilization should avoid dienogest intake.
    • Women with presence or risk of arterial thromboembolism (blood clots in arteries, causing compromised blood supply to heart, brain, hands, and legs) should avoid it.

    Frequently asked questions for Dienogest

    Dienogest

    Q. Is dienogest antiandrogenic?
    Dienogest has an antiandrogenic activity and mainly act by blocking the action of testosterone
    Q. Is dienogest as effective as leuprolide or triptorelin?
    Apart from its indication as oral contraceptive, dienogest is also indicated for endometriosis (a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the womb and causing pelvic pain, especially associated with menstruation). Dienogest is as effective as leuprolide and triptorelin in the treatment of endometriosis.

    Content on this page was last updated on 19 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)