"Duphaston" is a hormonal drug that is a synthetic analogue of the female hormone progesterone. It has progestogenic activity and acts on the inner layer of the mucous membrane of the uterus - the endometrium. The drug is prescribed for pregnant women who have a threat of miscarriage, there have been cases of abortion and missed pregnancies.
The main component of Duphaston is dydrogesterone, which is similar to natural progesterone. Doctors recommend taking it to prepare the endometrium of the uterus for future pregnancy. After its onset, the drug is continued to drink to preserve the embryo.
The drug is prescribed during pregnancy planning. Before taking the drug, it is necessary to pass tests showing the level of progesterone in the body. After it is proved that the presence of the hormone in the body is less than the norm, doctors prescribe "Duphaston". To obtain reliable and reliable results on the level of progesterone, the analysis should be taken in the middle of the second phase of the menstrual cycle. A woman needs to monitor ovulation for three cycles and donate blood in at least two laboratories. You can not start taking the drug during pregnancy and at the planning stage without proper preliminary examination. "Duphaston" is a hormonal agent and its excess and uncontrolled ingestion into the body greatly harms a woman.
Doctors "Duphaston" appoint during pregnancy planning from 11 to 25 days for three to six cycles. This is for those patients whose menstrual cycle is 28 days. In case of pregnancy after taking "Duphaston", you should not interrupt the drug intake and continue to drink it. A sharp drop in progesterone leads to miscarriage. The usual dosage of the drug during an interesting position is 20 mg twice a day. The withdrawal of the hormonal drug during pregnancy should be gradual and occur at about 20 weeks.
An individual treatment regimen is provided only by the attending gynecologist. You can not drink "Duphaston", prescribed by a doctor only upon inquiry. Before taking and to clarify the cause of miscarriage and infertility, it is imperative to pass a hormone test. In case of a threat of miscarriage, 40 mg of "Duphaston" can be recommended at a time. Dose adjustment depends on the general condition of the vaginal epithelium.
The drug causes side effects such as headache, nausea, vaginal bleeding, dizziness and allergies. Those who previously took contraceptive pills should be more careful about taking "Duphaston". Since the combination of a progestin with estrogens increases the risk of thrombosis highly. The hormonal agent is contraindicated in women with diseases of the liver and heart. Also, with caution it is necessary to take "Duphaston" to patients suffering from depression, asthma and vaginal bleeding.