OVICARD SR contain Dehydroepiandrosterone which belongs to a group of medicine called steroids. It is used for women with having ovary with less reproductive potential and responding poorly in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dehydroepiandrosterone is produced by the outer layer of the adrenal glands, known as the adrenal cortex. It is an important source of oestrogens in the women which provides maximum percentage of oestrogens before and after menopause.
OVICARD SR gets converted into sex hormones in the body which are essential for the production and development of healthy eggs. The common side effects are oily skin, acne-like bumps, excessive hair growth on the face, enhanced perspiration odour, hair loss, mood changes, voice deepening, masculinization symptoms, breast cancer, prostate cancer.
Always take OVICARD SR exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food and try to take at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. The common side effects are oily skin, acneiform dermatitis, facial hirsutism, enhanced perspiration odour, acne and hair loss.