Danazol - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Danazol

Generic Name : Danazol
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Danazol are provided here.

Pronunciation : da' na zole

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Danazol, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y42.7 Therapeutic Classification : Hormones

Trade Names/Brand Names of Danazol

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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 be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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 for Danazol?

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

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.