Progynova (Estradiol Valerate)
What is Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) used for?
Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) is an oral medication prescribed to women going through menopause to reduce the symptoms associated with this process. It contains a form of estrogen that operates by boosting lowered levels of this hormone to prevent the occurrence of hot flashes, osteoporosis, mood swings, or vaginal dryness. Your physician may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Progynova (Estradiol Valerate)?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered each day, but your individual directions will be based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Progynova (Estradiol Valerate)?
Some patients using Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention are faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe headaches, intense stomach pain, swelling of the extremities, numbness or weakness, jaundice, unexplained vaginal bleeding, or a lump in the breast. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any unusual symptoms to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) should not be used by men or by women who are pregnant, suspected of pregnancy, attempting to conceive, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, or who have angina, porphyrias, a recent stroke, a recent heart attack, endometrial cancer, endometrial hyperplasia, known or suspected breast cancer, or active liver disease. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you have a history of gallstones, epilepsy, asthma, migraines, diabetes, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, benign breast lumps, or if you have heart failure, varicose veins, severe obesity, a family history of blood clots, hypertension, heart failure, a family history of breast cancer, or if you have reduced liver or kidney function. These conditions may lead to unexpected problems during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Progynova (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.