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Danazol

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Danazol is a synthetic steroid. It is used to treat fibrocystic breast disease. It also prevents hereditary angioedema in both men and women. This medication functions by decreasing the hormone levels which in turn decreases the severity of the disease.

On using Danazol you may experience side effects such as change in menstrual flow, vaginal dryness or itchiness, flushes, hair fall, weight gain. Certain adverse allergic reactions may occur such as hives, swelling of facial features and body parts, chest pain, mental/mood disorders, seizures, abnormal bleeding or bruising, unusual hair growth and reduced appetite. Contact your doctor promptly should you experience any severe reaction.

Don’t use Danazol if you are allergic to any ingredient contained within it or if your are breastfeeding a baby or you have vaginal bleeding or kidney/liver/heart disorders or have a history of blood clot. Before using this medication notify your physician if you are allergic to any substance/food/medicine, you are taking any other medication, you have high cholesterol levels, you suffer from migraines and if you are pregnant.

The dosage needs to be prescribed by your supervising doctor. The usual dose in adults for treating endometriosis is 100-200 mg orally twice daily.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Obstetrician before using this medicine.

mennorhagia

In addition to its intended effect, Danazol may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Headache

Hoarseness of voice

Increased hair growth

Edema

Breast size decreased

Weight gain

Acne

Hot flushes

Altered libido

Muscle cramp.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Gonablok 200mg capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Gonablok 200mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Danazol, 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.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Danazol as ingredient
Sanzyme Ltd
Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
Ar-Ex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Sanofi India Ltd
United Biotech Pvt Ltd
Sanzyme Ltd
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
Ar-Ex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Sanofi India Ltd
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
United Biotech Pvt Ltd
Ar-Ex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Sanofi India Ltd
Sanzyme Ltd
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
Danazol acts as an androgen (male sex hormone like testosterone) used for the treatment of fibrocystic breast disease and endometriosis. Danazol works by reducing the amount of hormones produced by the ovary. It acts as an inhibitor of gonadotropin secretion in men by decreasing testosterone levels.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Medicine

Evafem 2Mg Tablet

What are you using Danazol for?
Other
Endometriosis
mennorhagia
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
Once a day
Four times A Day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Headache
Increased hair growth
Acne
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

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About Danazol
When is Danazol prescribed?
What are the side effects of Danazol ?
Key highlights of Danazol
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Danazol
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Danazol ?