Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate)
What is Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) used for?
Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) is prescribed as a hormone therapy used to prevent or treat symptoms of low oestrogen in women who are going through menopause. The medication operates by boosting reduced oestrogen levels to alleviate symptoms including hot flashes, migraines, irregular heartbeats, reduced sex drive, or vaginal dryness. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate)?
Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal administration frequency is every four months, but your individual directions will be determined by your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The injection should be performed by a nurse, doctor, or another fully trained health professional, although you may be required to perform the injection yourself in rare cases. Make sure you are fully instructed in the correct procedure if this is required to prevent potentially serious complications. To administer the medicine sterilize the needle and injection site, collect the prescribed amount of solution into the syringe, and slowly inject the medication into a muscle. Wash the syringe after each use to prevent contamination. You are also recommended to observe the medication prior to use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may also indicate contamination. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate)?
Side effects associated with the use of Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur such as tenderness or swelling of the stomach, oedema, high calcium levels, unexplained vaginal bleeding, signs of blood clots in the lungs, symptoms of a heart attack, signs of a stroke, jaundice, or a lump appearing in the breast. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) should not be used in patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have angina, cardiac conditions, endometrial cancer, endometrial hyperplasia, clotting disorders, recent stroke, recent heart attack, unexplained vaginal bleeding, severe liver disease, or known or suspected breast cancer. Also inform your doctor about any conditions you have that may cause complications with treatment. These include heart failure, obesity, varicose veins, high levels of triglycerides, hypertension, reduced kidney or liver function, history of asthma, diabetes, migraines, gallstones, epilepsy, fibroids, endometriosis, benign breast lumps, or history of breast cancer. These conditions may require adjustments to your treatment to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.