Generic Duphaston is an orally active progestogen which acts directly on the uterus, producing a complete secretory endometrium in an estrogen-primed uterus. At therapeutic levels, Generic Duphaston has no contraceptive effect as it does not inhibit or interfere with ovulation or the corpus luteum. Furthermore, Generic Duphaston is non-androgenic, non-estrogenic, non-corticoid, non-anabolic and is not excreted as pregnanediol. Generic name of Generic Duphaston is Dydrogesterone. Duphaston is also known as Dydrogesterone. Brand name of Generic Duphaston is Duphaston.
The dosage schemes below are meant as general recommendations. For optimal therapeutic effect, the dosages are to be adapted to the nature and severity of the disorder.
In irregular cycles due to endogenous progesterone deficiency
Generic Duphaston 5 to 10 mg is recommended especially in irregular cycles due to shortened luteal phase (ie pre-menopause). Treatment should be repeated for several cycles.
In secondary amenorrhoea
Administration of Generic Duphaston in combination with an estrogen is usually recommended as in these conditions endogenous progesterone deficiency is nearly always accompanied by estrogen deficiency. 0,05 mg ethinylestradiol is administered each day from the 1st to the 25th day of the cycle, and 5 mg Generic Duphaston is added twice daily from the 11th to the 25th day. Five days after the subsequent withdrawal bleeding, the same is repeated to imitate a natural cycle.
In dysfunctional uterine bleeding
The symptomatic treatment is aimed at stopping the bleeding and including a subsequent withdrawal bleeding.
To stop bleeding: Generic Duphaston 10 mg together with 0,10 mg ethinylestradiol twice daily for 5 to 7 days.
To prevent heavy bleedings: Generic Duphaston 5 mg twice daily from day 11 to day 25 of the cycle, if necessary, combined with an estrogen during the first half of the cycle.
In post-menopausal complaints
If for the symptomatic treatment of post-menopausal complaints estrogens are used (hormone replacement therapy A?A?A? HRT), Generic Duphaston 10 mg is used to counteract the effects of unopposed estrogens on the endometrium. A subsequent withdrawal bleeding is induced.
On continuous estrogen therapy: Generic Duphaston 10 mg twice daily during the first 12 to 14 days of each calendar month.
On cyclic estrogen therapy: Generic Duphaston 10 mg twice daily during the last 12 to 14 days of the treatment.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic Duphaston suddenly.
Duphaston Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Generic Duphaston and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Generic Duphaston overdosage: diarrhea, stomach pain, hot and dry skin, confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, and muscle weakness or limp feeling.
Store at room temperature below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Duphaston More Info
Active Ingredient: Dydrogesterone.
Other Ingredients: Lactose monohydrate,
Do not take Generic Duphaston if you are allergic to Generic Duphaston components.
It is unknown how Generic Duphaston affects pregnant women or nursing mother.
Do not take Generic Duphaston if you have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding or a history of thromboembolic disorders.
Be careful with Generic Duphaston if you have cardiovascular, renal or hepatic impairment, diabetes mellitus, asthma, epilepsy and migraine, history of mental depression.
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking.
Do not stop taking Generic Duphaston suddenly.