WHAT IS PROGYNOVA?
PROGYNOVA contains the estradiol which is a female hormone called oestrogen
WHAT PROGYNOVA IS USED FOR?
It is used,
In peri and postmenopausal women during the menopause to treat symptoms such as hot face, neck and chest (“hot flushes”)
To prevent osteoporosis after menopause
Tell your doctor about any other medicine you are taking:
Barbiturates, phenytoin, primidone, carbamazepine and possibly oxcarbazepine, topiramate and felbamate, medicine used to treat epilepsy
Rifampicin, rifabutin, medicines used for treating tuberculosis
HIV and Hepatitis C Virus infections (so-called protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors such as nevirapine, efavirenz, ritonavir and nelfinavir)
Griseofulvin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole and voriconazole, medicines for treatment of fungal infections
Clarithromycin and erythromycin, medicines used for treatment of bacterial infections
Verapamil and diltiazem, medicines used for treating high blood pressure
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
The recommended dose is 2 mg to be taken daily.
You can take PROGYNOVA with or without food
It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
If you take more PROGYNOVA
If you have taken more PROGYNOVA, contact your doctor or go to nearest hospital immediately.
If you forget to take PROGYNOVAIf you forget to take PROGYNOVA, take it as soon as you remember.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose, Do not take two doses at the same time.
If you stop taking PROGYNOVADo not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to stop your treatment.
SIDE EFFECTS OF PROGYNOVA 1MG:
• Breast or ovarian cancer
• Abnormal growth or cancer of the lining of the womb (endometrial hyperplasia or cancer)
• Blood clots in the veins of the legs or lungs (venous thromboembolism)
• Heart disease
• Vaginal bleeding at unexpected times (breakthrough bleeding and spotting)
• Breast pain, tenderness or enlargement, breast discharge painful periods, changes in vaginal secretions, • pre-menstrual symptoms, increased size of fibroids in the womb, thrush, changes to the neck of the womb
• Indigestion, a feeling of being bloated, passing wind, feeling or being sick, abdominal pain, gall bladder disease
• Skin rashes or discolouration, itching, eczema, acne, unusual hair loss or hair growth, increased skin • pigment especially on the face some rare skin problems
• Headache, migraine, dizziness, anxiety or depressive symptoms, fatigue
• Fast or irregular heartbeat (palpitations), high blood pressure, inflammation of veins usually in the legs
• Fluid retention leading to swelling of parts of the body
• Changes in body weight and sex drive, increased appetite
• Muscle cramps, leg pains
• Nose bleeds, visual disturbances, discomfort with contact lenses, allergic-type reactions, a worsening of glucose tolerance, bladder inflammation, rare disorders (porphyria, chorea)