Dydrogesterone

Brand Name Manufacturers

Duphaston by Solvay

Generic Manufacturers

 

Pharmacology

Progestin (progesterone derivative)

Delivery

5, 10, 20mg tablets

Typical dosage

Pre-op 5-20mg/day
Post-op 2.5-10mg/day

Availability

Approved in the U.K. Rejected by U.S. FDA.

Indications

Endogenous progesterone deficiency. Unopposed estrogen replacement therapy. Premenstrual syndrome. Menstrual abnormalities. Endometriosis. Infertility. Undesired spontaneous abortions.

Contraindications

None.

Adverse reactions

Nausea. Breast tenderness. Headache. Bloated feeling. Transient dizziness. Skin reactions.

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