Danazol 200mg tablets are a prescription medicine that’s used to treat abnormal bleeding or breast discomfort in women. Danazol is a synthetic steroid hormone that’s derived from Ethinyl Testosterone, interacting with female sex hormones to better regulate ovulation, menstrual, and many other hormonal processes in the body.
How Danazol Works
Danazol 200mg tablets contain 200mg of the active ingredient Danazol. It causes levels of the female hormone oestrogen to drop, while creating a spike in the androgen hormone group. These changes have numerous effects in the body. One effect is a shrinking of uterine tissue, which can help to alleviate symptoms of endometriosis and prevent heavy and painful periods. Another effect is the inhibition of secretion of certain sex hormones that can cause pain, lumps, or fibroids to appear in the breast.
Danazol 200mg is often used to treat:
- Heavy or painful menstrual bleeding
- Pain caused by benign fibrocystic breast disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Hereditary angioedema
Danazol 200mg tablets will be prescribed at varying doses depending on the condition or symptoms being treated. Usually, patients will take Danazol 200mg tablets between once and four times per day. It is important to take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for your condition. In some cases, your doctor may advise starting the treatment on the first day of menstruation (for those who experience menstruation).
Danazol 200mg tablets should be taken by mouth. The medicine can be taken with or without food. Taking the capsules with food can help to alleviate stomach discomfort.
Danazol Side Effects
Danazol 200mg is generally considered to be safe when taken as prescribed. However, as with many medications, some patients may experience mild side effects including:
- Hair loss
- Increased appetite
- Weight increase
- Mood changes
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Fluid retention
- Changes to blood pressure
- Altered libido
- Changes to the menstrual cycle
- Muscle cramps
- Increased sweating
- Visual disturbances
It is important for patients to read the patient information leaflet in the packaging for a full list of possible side effects from taking Danazol 200mg. Always consult with the prescribing doctor if side effects persist. If experiencing difficulty breathing, call 999.
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