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Drug information on Depidra (25mg/1.5mg) (DHEA 25mg + Folic Acid 1.5mg) from Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Osteva)

Depidra (25mg/1.5mg)

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Osteva)
Generic : Dehydroepiandrosterone
Combination of Generics : DHEA 25mg + Folic Acid 1.5mg
Pallavi Singh
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Nov 14, 2017
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Side effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone

  Genitourinary system: Irregular periods, abnormal menstruation, increased vaginal discharge and abnormal Pap’s smear test with the vaginal formulation

  Heart and Blood Vessels: Changes in blood pressure, reduced HDL cholesterol levels

  Skin and Hair: Acne, hirsutism (hair growth on face and other parts of the body), hair loss

  Nervous system: Headache, restlessness, aggressiveness, irritability, emotional changes

  Others: Dizziness, fatigue, weight gain, stomach upset, decreased breast size, deepened voice

When is Dehydroepiandrosterone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Dehydroepiandrosterone is contraindicated in with the following conditions:

• Breast, ovarian, uterine or prostate cancer
• Undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding in women or conditions like uterine fibroid, polycystic ovarian syndrome or endometriosis
Pregnancy / Lactation / Women before menopause / Children
• Liver disease or heart disease

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