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General Information on Danazol

Generic Name : Danazol

Pronunciation : da' na zole

Latest prescription information about Danazol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Hormones

Why is Danazol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a synthetic steroid, prescribed for endometriosis and hereditary angioedema.  By reducing certain hormones level, the severity of diseases treated by danazol will decrease.

When should Danazol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, liver, kidney impairment, during pregnancy, breast-feeding and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category X :

Animal and/or human studies have demonstrated fetal injury and potential risks outweigh the benefits of the drug in pregnancy. These drugs are found to be harmful when taken during pregnancy, and should not be used.

What is the dosage of Danazol?

Endometriosis- For moderate to severe condition- The recommended dose is 800mg in two divided doses.
For Mild Condition- The recommended dose is 200 mg to 400 mg/day, in two divided doses.

How should Danazol be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Danazol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of migraine, heart, liver or kidney disease, seizures, stroke, blood clots, breast cancer, any allergy, who are taking other medications and children.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It may affect blood sugar level; monitor blood sugar regularly.
Monitor liver function and complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Danazol?

   Allergic : Hives, itching and rarely nasal congestion.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, nervousness, emotional lability, dizziness, fainting, depression, fatigue, sleep disorders, tremor, tingling, weakness and visual disturbances.
   Gastrointestinal : Stomach inflammation, nausea, vomiting and constipation.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps or spasms, joint pain, joint lockup, joint swelling, pain in back, neck or extremities.
   Genitourinary : Blood in urine and absence of menstrual cycle.
   Blood : Increase in red blood cell and platelet counts.

What are the other precautions for Danazol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Danazol?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : H

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rdp31 

I have a blood condition(Myelodyspasia). My red cell production is low; I must have transfusion every three weeks. My hematologist recommended me to take Danazol, 50mgs once daily. I will start taking Danazol today. Do You know of cases where Danazol increased the production of red cells??

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