Progynova (Estradiol Valerate)
What is Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) used for?
Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) is an oral hormone replacement therapy prescribed to women who are going through menopause to prevent or treat symptoms associated with reduced oestrogen levels. The medication boosts reduced levels of oestrogen to restore them to pre-menopause levels. This can prevent symptoms such as osteoporosis, hot flashes, reduced sex drive, or vaginal dryness. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along for others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Progynova (Estradiol Valerate)?
The correct dosage and frequency of administration while using Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The doses should be swallowed along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before using them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Progynova (Estradiol Valerate)?
Some women using Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are oedema, severe stomach pain, high calcium levels in the blood, signs of a blood clot in the lung, signs of blood clots in the legs, signs of a heart attack , or signs of a stroke. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not use Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have angina, known or suspected breast cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding, endometrial cancer, endometrial hyperplasia, recent stroke, recent heart attack, porphyrias, or severe liver disease. Also tell your doctor about any conditions you have that can cause problems during treatment. These include obesity, a smoking habit, hypertension, high levels of triglycerides, endometriosis, fibroids of the womb, clotting problems, benign breast lumps, history of breast cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, gallstones, asthma, migraines, or decreased liver or kidney function. These conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent any unexpected complications from occurring.
Strictly use Progynova (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.
Progynova (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.