It is also used to counteract the effects of estrogen stimulation on the endometrium, and the risk of endometrial cancer. It is also used to help stimulate breast growth and reduce testosterone production.
How do Dihiston tablets work?
Dofaston 10 mg tablets contain dydrogesterone, a compound derived from the hormone progesterone. Progesterone is produced by the ovaries during the second stage of the menstrual cycle. This substance in the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) describes the proliferative phase.
This causes the endometrium, which has thickened in response to estrogen in the first half of the period, to stop growing and releasing hormones and other proteins needed to maintain pregnancy (if any).
If pregnancy does not occur, estrogen and progesterone levels fall and the endometrium breaks down (menstruation). Diderogesterone in Dofaston tablets regulates menstruation.
What does Dihiston tablets contain?
Dofaston 10 mg tablets contain dydrogesterone, a compound derived from the hormone progesterone, which is used to treat many diseases caused by the lack of (naturally produced) progesterone.
Dihiston and menstruation pills
Duphaston 10 mg tablets are used to treat many cases that result from a lack of progesterone, including menstrual disorders such as secondary amenorrhea (menstrual cycle that has stopped, is irregular, or has not occurred at all), or dysmenorrhea. Painful menstruation is an abnormal premenstrual syndrome and uterine bleeding that occurs during menstruation instead of at the end of the menstrual cycle.
Dofaston 10 mg tablets are also prescribed to treat endometriosis (growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus that causes pain and bleeding), infertility, and unwanted miscarriage.
These pills also eliminate the stimulating effect of estrogen on the endometrium and, therefore, reduce the risk of endometrial cancer in women (cancer may develop in response to estrogen in women who are being treated for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms). It is used due to the lack of progesterone in the body.
The chemical structure of this pill is very similar to natural progesterone and therefore its use is similar to that of progesterone.
Progesterone is produced by the ovaries during the second phase of the menstrual cycle.
This hormone affects the walls of the uterus and converts reproduction into a secretory phase. The endometrium, which thins in the first phase of the menstrual cycle and does not grow, begins to secrete another hormone.
How are Dihiston tablets taken?
Take Dofaston tablets with a glass of water with or without food once or twice a day. The dose and duration of the pill depends on your treatment. You should take the pill as long as your doctor prescribes it.
Your doctor may extend the pill for 5 days or a month.
Dihiston tablet drug interaction
If dydrogesterone and bromocriptine are taken simultaneously, it will cause spontaneous and excessive milk secretion.
Drugs that induce the activity of liver enzymes such as rifampin and phenytoin and carbamazepine reduce the efficacy and effectiveness of the drug
Forget Dihiston Pills
If you forget to take the pill, take it immediately after remembering unless it is time for the next pill. In this case, it is not necessary to take the previous pill. Never take two pills together
Uses ofDihiston tablets:
Among the uses of Dofaston tablets are the following:
When the body does not produce enough progesterone and is deficient in progesterone
To relieve and treat endometriosis (a disorder caused by the growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus)
To treat infertility due to progesterone deficiency
To control irregular menstrual cycles
To relieve the symptoms of PMS)
To treat amenorrhea and restart menstrual cycles that have stopped before menopause
To stop or prevent unexpected heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding (often before the onset of menopause)
Replacement of progesterone deficiency in pregnancy to treat spotting or bleeding from pregnancy or to prevent abortion threats, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy
Another application of Dofaston tablets is the treatment of menopausal symptoms (with hormone replacement therapy or HRT). Dofaston tablets are used alone or in combination with estrogen to treat menopausal symptoms.
Contraindications to Dihiston tablets:
If you are taking Dofaston tablets alone, you should make sure that it is safe before taking this medicine. Dofaston is not recommended in the following cases:
In the presence of tumors that are exacerbated by progestogens (such as meningioma)
If you have irregular or abnormal and heavy menstruation that has no known cause, in which case the cause of bleeding should be determined before starting this drug
Sensitivity to any of the ingredients of Dofaston
In case of depression
Having liver problems;
If there is a rare inherited blood problem called “porphyria”.
Side effects of Dihiston tablets:
Dofaston, like all medicines, can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Here are some side effects of Dofaston tablets.
The most common side effects of Dofaston tablets (less than 1 in 10 people):
Mild pain in one or both breasts
Painful, heavy and irregular menstruation
Menopause or menstrual bleeding less than usual.
Uncommon side effects of Dofaston tablets (less than 1 in 100 people):
Rash, severe itching or hives
Rare side effects of Dofaston tablets (less than 1 in 1,000 people):
Low red blood cell levels (hemolytic anemia)
Fluid retention (ie the body retains more water than usual)
Increase in the size of progesterone-affected tumors (such as meningiomas)
If you notice any of the following severe symptoms, stop taking Dofaston and see a doctor immediately as you may need immediate medical treatment:
Allergic reactions, which may be another side effect of Dofaston tablets, can be difficult to breathe or more general reactions such as feeling sick, onset, diarrhea or low blood pressure.
Swelling of the skin around the face and throat that may cause difficulty breathing (angioedema)
Liver problems: Symptoms may include yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), general tiredness with abdominal pain, or other liver-related changes.
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