Gynodan helps treat endometriosis and heavy or painful periods.
It may also be used to relieve severe breast pain and tenderness in benign fibrocystic breast disease.
Use effective measures to avoid pregnancy during treatment with this medicine as it can be harmful to an unborn baby.
Do not drink alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it can make you feel sick or short of breath.
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms such as hair loss, marked increase in facial or body hair, voice change, altered vision, severe headache and vomiting, stabbing pains and/or unusual swelling in one leg, sudden breathlessness or sudden chest pain, while taking this medicine.
Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your liver function and blood cell counts. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
Gynodan contains a medicine called Danazol that lowers the amount of some hormones (gonadotropins) in your body. It is used in the treatment of endometriosis, a painful disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. It is also helpful in treating conditions like painful or heavy periods, painful breast disease and enlarged breasts.
Q. How and in what dose should I take Gynodan?
Take this medicine as per the advice of your doctor. The dose and duration depend on your medical condition. However, it is recommended to take it at the same time each day to ensure a consistent level of medicine in your body.
Q. What if I forget to take Gynodan?
If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost the time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose but simply continue the usual dosing schedule. However, never take a double dose to make up for the forgotten one.
Q. What are the possible side effects of using Gynodan?
The common side effects associated with Gynodan are weight gain, hair loss, acne, visual disturbances, irregular periods, nausea, feeling tired and mood changes. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 11th Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.