Dydrogesterone is a synthetic progesterone. Progesterone is a female hormone which is responsible for the healthy growth of the womb (uterine) lining also known as endometrial. If the egg released during the menstrual cycle is not fertilized, progesterone levels decrease and initiates proper shedding of the womb lining (menstruation). If the egg is fertilized and attaches to the womb lining, progesterone levels continue to increase and helps in maintaining the integrity of womb lining which is very necessary to preserve the pregnancy.
Dydrogesterone is used to mimic the action of progesterone in various conditions
Drug dosage varies as per the medical condition.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Contraindicated in patients with undiagnosed, abnormal vaginal bleeding, blood clot disorder, stroke, incomplete abortion, breast cancer, brain cancer, breastfeeding mothers, liver dysfunction, and hypersensitivity.
The drug is contraindicated in children under age 18 years.
While the drug is useful in sustaining pregnancy in patients with recurrent abortion, the drug is contraindicated in pregnant patients who are not at any risk of abortion or in patients with advanced pregnancy.
• Patients should be monitored for visual disturbances, migraine headache or embolic disorders.
• The duration and the frequency of the treatment should be decided by the treating physician.
• If any allergic reaction reactions occur, the medicine has to be stopped and should consult a physician.
Caution should be exercised in patients with a history of blood clot disorder, kidney impairment, heart disease, epilepsy, asthma, migraine, fluid retention, and breastfeeding.
Monitor closely eye vision and symptoms of blood clot disorders.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Should be used with extreme care in patient with a history of clinical depression.
No specific symptoms are observed with drug overdose. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.
Store in a dry, dark place at temperatures not exceeding 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.