FAQs ABOUT HONVAN TABLET
Q. What is HONVAN TABLET used for?
A. HONVAN TABLET is used to treat hormone-sensitive tumours, especially prostate cancer, which is a type of cancer that occurs in the prostate gland (a small walnut-sized gland located between bladder and penis) found only in males.
Q. What are the common side effects of taking HONVAN TABLET?
A. The most common side effects of taking HONVAN TABLET are development/worsening of gynecomastia (swollen male breast tissue), peripheral oedema (swelling of legs), abdominal discomfort, deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in deep veins of leg), skin rash, and/or high blood pressure. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.
Q. How HONVAN TABLET should be taken?
A. Take HONVAN TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q. Can HONVAN TABLET be used in pregnant women?
A. No, HONVAN TABLET is not recommended for use during pregnancy since it may cause harm to the foetus. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.
Q. How HONVAN TABLET works?
A. HONVAN TABLET works by inhibiting hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis (endocrine glands responsible for regulating reproductive activity in males) which leads to blockade of testicular synthesis of testosterone (male sex hormone needed for prostate cells to grow and spread) resulting in low testosterone level thus treating prostate cancer and preventing its spread to other parts of the body in affected individuals.