What is Danogen (Danazol) used for?
Danogen (Danazol) is a synthetic steroid prescribed to treat female patients suffering from endometriosis. The medication operates by preventing the release of certain hormones from the ovaries and pituitary gland which are associated with the growth of excess lining in the uterine cavity. This condition can cause abdominal pain, pain during sex, dysmenorrhea, or infertility. The medication may also be useful for treating benign fibrocystic breast disease or hereditary angioedema. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Danogen (Danazol)?
Strictly follow all directions provided by your physician while using Danogen (Danazol) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken twice each day, but your instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not crush, chew, or split the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Danogen (Danazol)?
Some patients using Danogen (Danazol) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe fatigue, confusion, intense headaches, unusual swelling or pain, coughing up blood or a substance resembling coffee grounds, chest pain, trouble breathing, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician about any unexpected symptoms you experience that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Danogen (Danazol) should not be used by patients who are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, children, lactose intolerant, or those who have porphyrias, unexplained vaginal bleeding, a history of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, severe heart failure, severely decreased liver function, severely decreased kidney function, or cancer that is dependent on male hormones for growth. It is also important to inform your physician if you have migraines, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, polycythemia, diabetes, suspected malignant cancer, elevated cholesterol, edema, liver disease, or kidney disease. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Danogen (Danazol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.