DUPHASTON 10mg Tablet 10's


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Dydrogesterone 10mg
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Drug Information for DUPHASTON 10mg Tablet 10's

What is DUPHASTON 10MG?

  • DUPHASTON 10MG contains Dydrogesterone
  • Dydrogesterone is a synthetic hormone like the hormone “progesterone” made by your body
  • This is normally produced in your ovaries from puberty until your menopause. The progestogen (dydrogesterone) in DUPHASTON 10MG replaces this missing hormone
  • In your body, progestogen is normally balanced against the major female hormone estrogen
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What DUPHASTON 10MG is used for?

  • DUPHASTON 10MG is used to treat problems which you may get when your body is not making enough of its own progestogen hormone
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before taking DUPHASTON 10MG, if you:

  • are allergic to any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have a tumour
  • have irregular or unusually heavy periods
  • have depression
  • have liver problems
  • have a rare blood problem passed down in families (inherited) called porphyria
  • get unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting
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  • Talk to your doctor before taking DUPHASTON 10MG if you are pregnant or breast feeding or planning to be become pregnant
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  • DUPHASTON 10MG is not for use in children and adolescents before their first menstrual bleeding

 

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  • You may feel slightly sleepy or dizzy after taking DUPHASTON 10MG which is more likely in the first few hours after taking it
  • If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines
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Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines such as,

  • phenytoin or carbamazepine for fits (epilepsy)
  • rifampicin, rifabutin for infection
  • ritonavir or nelfinavir for HIV infection (AIDS)
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  • Always take DUPHASTON 10MG exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Your doctor will adjust the dose to suit you
  • Swallow the tablet with water
  • If you must take more than one tablet, spread them evenly over the day. For example, take one tablet in the morning and one in the evening

How much to take

  • The number of tablets you take and the days you take them on will depend on what you are being treated for
  • If you are still having natural periods, day 1 of your cycle is when you start bleeding
  • If you are not having natural periods, your doctor will decide with you when to start day 1 of the cycle and when to start taking your tablets

To relieve the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome

  • Take 2 tablets a day
  • Do this from the second half of your cycle until the first day of your next cycle
  • The starting day and number of days you take your tablets for will depend on the length of your cycle
  • Your doctor may decide to give you a higher dose

To relieve the symptoms of endometriosis

  • Take 1 to 3 tablets a day. You will either be asked to take your tablets
  • On every day of your cycle or only on cycle days 5 to 25

To treat infertility due to low levels of progesterone

  • Take 1 or 2 tablets a day
  • Do this from the second half of your cycle until the first day of your next cycle
  • The starting day and number of days you take your tablets for will depend on the length of your cycle
  • Continue treatment for at least three cycles in a row
  • If you become pregnant, tell your doctor. You may need to take one tablet twice a day until you are 20 weeks pregnant. After that, you may be asked to take the tablets less often

For irregular periods

  • Take 1 or 2 tablets a day
  • Do this from the second half of your cycle until the first day of your next cycle
  • The starting day and number of days you take your tablets for will depend on the length of your cycle. 

To re-start periods that have stopped before the menopause

  • Take 1 or 2 tablets a day
  • Do this for fourteen days during the second half of your expected cycle
  • For menstrual bleeding that is unusually heavy or happens between periods

When treatment is started to stop bleeding:

  • Take 2 or 3 tablets a day for up to ten days

For continuous treatment:

  • Take 1 or 2 tablets a day
  • Do this during the second half of your cycle
  • The starting day and number of days you take your tablets for will depend on the length of your cycle

To relieve painful periods

  • Cycle days 5 to 25: Take 1 or 2 tablets a day

For hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

  • If you are on sequential’ HRT (you take an estrogen tablet or use a patch for your whole cycle)
  • Take 1 tablet a day
  • Do this for the last fourteen days of every twentyeight day cycle
  • If you are on ‘cyclic’ HRT (you take an estrogen tablet or use a patch usually for 21 days, followed by a treatment-free interval of 7 days)
  • Take 1 tablet a day
  • Do this for the last twelve to fourteen days of the estrogen therapy
  • If necessary, your doctor may increase your dose to 2 tablets a day

If you take more DUPHASTON 10MG 

  • If you take too many DUPHASTON 10MG, contact your doctor immediately

If you forget to take DUPHASTON 10MG 

  • If you forget to take today’s tablet and it is less than 12 hours late, take it as soon as you remember. Take the next day’s tablet at the normal time
  • If it is more than 12 hours since you should have taken your tablet, miss this tablet out
  • Take the next day’s tablet at the usual time and continue taking your tablets as normal
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
  • If you miss a tablet, it is more likely that you will have irregular bleeds or spotting

If you stop taking DUPHASTON 10MG 

  • Do not stop taking DUPHASTON 10MG without talking to your doctor first
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

SERIOUS

COMMON

UNCOMMON

RARE

  • pain in your chest that spreads to your arm or neck since could be a sign of heart disease
  • unexplained headache or migraine which may be an early warning sign of a stroke
  • painful swelling in your leg, sudden chest pain or have difficulty in breathing
  • swelling of the skin around the face and throat which may cause difficulty breathing (angioedema)
  • liver problems - the signs may include yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), feeling generally unwell with abdominal pain or other liver related changes
  • allergic reactions  - the signs may include difficulty breathing or reactions involving the whole body such as feeling sick, being sick, diarrhoea or low blood pressure
  • dimpling of the skin in your breast, changes in the nipple or lumps which you can see or feel
  • ovarian or endometrial cancer
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  • headache
  • migraine
  • nausea
  • breast pain or tender breasts
  • painful, heavy or irregular periods
  • no periods or periods happening less often than normal
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  • weight gain
  • rash, severe itching or hives
  • feeling depressed
  • feeling dizzy
  • vomiting
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  • low levels of red blood cells (haemolytic anaemia)
  • your body holding onto more water than usual (fluid retention)
  • swelling of the breasts
  • feeling sleepy
  • increase in the size of tumours affected by progestogens
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

STORAGE

Endometrial cancer:

  • Women who have womb and take estrogen-only HRT for a long time have a higher risk of cancer of the lining of the womb (the endometrium) and endometrial hyperplasia (abnormal thickening of the womb lining)
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  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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