What is Danogen (Danazol) used for?
Danogen (Danazol) is an oral medication commonly prescribed to treat female patients with endometriosis. It contains a man-made steroid that prevents the release of certain hormones in the body associated with the excess growth of uterine lining. This can prevent abdominal pain, dysmenorrhoea, or infertility associated with this condition. The medication may also be prescribed to treat benign fibrocystic breast disease or hereditary angioedema. Your doctor may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Danogen (Danazol)?
Always use Danogen (Danazol) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken twice each day, but your particular instructions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting, chewing, or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Danogen (Danazol)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Danogen (Danazol) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as severe headaches, unusual swelling or weight gain, dizziness, vomiting, sudden numbness, coughing up a substance resembling coffee grounds, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Danogen (Danazol) if you are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, if the patient being treated is a child, or if you have unexplained vaginal bleeding, severe heart failure, porphyrias, a history of life-threatening blood clots, severely decreased kidney function, severely decreased liver function, or if you have androgen dependent cancer. Also inform your doctor if you have epilepsy, migraines, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, polycythaemia, a suspected malignant or cancerous disease, high cholesterol, liver disease, or kidney disease. These conditions may require special alterations to your regimen to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly use Danogen (Danazol) 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.
Danogen (Danazol) 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.