Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate)
What is Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) used for?
Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) is an injectable hormone used to reduce the occurrence of menopause symptoms in women going through menopause. It operates by boosting lowered estrogen levels in the body to prevent symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, osteoporosis, or vaginal dryness. Your physician may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate)?
Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) should be injected by your physician or a fully trained health care professional to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal regimen is one injection every four weeks, but the best dosage and frequency of administration will depend on your weight, current health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. If you are required to perform your own injection make sure you are fully instructed in the correct procedure. Sterilize the needle and the injection site before each use, collect the prescribed amount of the solution into the syringe, and slowly inject it into a muscle or vein. Always observe the medicine before each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination.
What are the side effects of Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate)?
The use of Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, chest pain, trouble breathing, irregular heartbeats, numbness or weakness, severe stomach pain, unexplained vaginal bleeding, jaundice, or a lump in the breast. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure any necessary alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) should not be used by men or by women who are pregnant, suspected to be pregnant, attempting to conceive, breastfeeding, or who have porphyrias, known or suspected breast cancer, blood clots, angina, a recent heart attack, a recent stroke, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, or active liver disease. Also inform your physician if you have a history of gallstones, diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, migraines, hypertension, endometriosis, benign breast lumps, uterine fibroids, or if you have severe obesity, varicose veins, high triglyceride levels, systemic lupus, a family history of breast cancer, or reduced liver or kidney function. 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 Probynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate). 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.