Dydrogesterone is a potent, orally active progestogen indicated in a wide variety of gynaecological conditions.
What is this medicine?
DYDROGESTERONE is an orally active progestogen which acts directly on the uterus, producing a complete secretory endometrium in an estrogen-primed uterus. At therapeutic levels, dydrogesterone has no contraceptive effect as it does not inhibit or interfere with ovulation or the corpus luteum.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
- thromboembolic disorders
- an unusual or allergic reaction to dydrogesterone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. You may take this medicine with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine even if you feel better except on your doctor's advice.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor.
What side effects may I notice from this medicine?
- gastro-intestinal disturbances
- allergic skin rashes or urticaria
- changes in libido
- fluid retention
- mass gain
- mental depression
- breakthrough bleeding
This list may not describe all possible side effects.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store in a dry, dark place at temperatures not exceeding 25°C.