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Diethylstilbestrol - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Diethylstilbestrol

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

Pronunciation : dye eth il stil bess' trole

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Diethylstilbestrol, 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 : Y43.3 Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy

Trade Names/Brand Names of Diethylstilbestrol

International :


DES, stilphostrol

Why is Diethylstilbestrol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen, prescribed for the prevention of miscarriage, breast cancer, premature birth and prostate enlargement.

When should Diethylstilbestrol not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with breast cancer, blood clots, and during pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Diethylstilbestrol?

Dosage is based on patient’s condition. Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 10-20 mg/day. As Vaginal pessary: 1 mg/day.

How should Diethylstilbestrol be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a pessary to insert into the vagina.

What are the warnings and precautions for Diethylstilbestrol?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breast lumps and cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, migraine headaches, liver, heart or kidney disease, mental depression, high blood pressure during pregnancy and breastfeeding women.

What are the side effects of Diethylstilbestrol?

Most frequent - Abdominal pain with cramps, abdominal swelling, loss of appetite, decreased breast milk flow, painful menstruation, breast enlargement in males, nausea, swelling in the leg, vaginal infection and weight gain.

What are the other precautions for Diethylstilbestrol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Diethylstilbestrol?

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