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    Information about Dydrogesterone

    Dydrogesterone uses

    Dydrogesterone is used in female infertility, pain during menstruation, endometriosis, amenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding and premenstural syndrome.

    How dydrogesterone works

    Dydrogesterone 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.

    Common side effects of dydrogesterone

    Headache, Nausea, Breast pain
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    Written By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    17 Jul 2019 | 03:45 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Dydrogesterone

    • Dydrogesterone 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.
    • Inform your doctor if you have a history of liver disease or depression.
    • It may cause bleeding or spotting in between menstrual periods. Let your doctor know if this occurs frequently.

    Frequently asked questions for Dydrogesterone


    Q. What is Dydrogesterone used for?

    Dydrogesterone is a synthetic progesterone hormone which is used to treat menstrual and pregnancy-related issues that are caused due to hormonal imbalance.

    Q. How and in what dose should I take Dydrogesterone ?

    For best results, take it strictly as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day, and number of days, depends on the medical problem for which your doctor has advised Dydrogesterone. You can take it with or without food, preferably at the same time of each day. This will ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

    Q. What if I forget to take Dydrogesterone tablet?

    If you miss the dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If the dose was missed by more than 12 hours, you should not take the missed dose and simply continue the usual dosing schedule. Frequent missing of dose, may cause unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting (blood stain). If bleeding lasts long, consult your doctor.

    Q. Can Dydrogesterone cause sudden vaginal bleeding?

    It is normal to experience spotting or vaginal bleeding in the first few months of taking Dydrogesterone. Consult your doctor if it occurs more frequently.

    Q. What are the common side effects which I can experience while taking Dydrogesterone?

    The most common side effects associated with Dydrogesterone are headache, nausea (feeling sick), breast pain, and painful periods. Most of these symptoms are temporary. However, if they persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

    Content on this page was last updated on 17 July, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)