Progynova is used for contraception, it is also used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis, prostate cancer, hormone replacement therapy (hrt) and failure of ovarian development.
How it Works
Ethinyl estradiol is known as an estrogen. Progynova is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone in the body and it helps in development and maintenance of menstrual cycle. In post-menopausal women, Progynova works by reducing the post-menopausal symptoms and risk of weakening bones and bone fracture.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Ethinyl estradiol may suffer from such side effects; Headache, Nausea, Mood changes, Change in body weight, Abdominal pain, Breast enlargement, Metrorrhagia, Breast tenderness, Edema, Fibroid, Sexual dysfunction
Progynova, Estradiol is a tablet form of the hormone called estrogen that is taken usually as a replacement therapy after experiencing menopause. It is a drug that is helpful in relieving problems faced by women after their regular menstrual cycle stops. Symptoms like hot flushes, dizziness, headaches, or dryness and burning sensation of the vagina are treatable with the use of this tablet form of estrogen. It can be safely used by many women under the proper guidance of a gynaecologist or a physician.
Natural hormone replacement therapy is the most common indication for this drug. After the menstrual cycle stops, patients will suffer from symptoms like dizziness, irritability, hot flushes, sleep disturbance, vaginal dryness, or urinary problems. To counter such symptoms, this drug is usually prescribed by the doctor. The drug acts like the natural estrogen for which it has many beneficial effects.
Dosage and administration
The tablet form of the drug is available in dosages of 1 mg or 2 mg, which can be taken by patients as prescribed by the physician. Generally, it is taken orally with water or milk, after a meal, at a dosage of 2 mg once per day. The tablet should be swallowed whole with milk or water. Do not chew the tablet. Usually, this drug should be taken in the long term under the proper advice of a physician to reduce the post-menopausal symptoms. If required, the dosage can be reduced to the 1 mg tablet, once per day.
Long term use of the tablet may cause endometrial cancer and breast cancer. Patients on such hormone tablets are advised to have medical screenings for such conditions on a regular basis.Patients with coronary heart disease or liver problems are not advised to take this drug.Pregnant or breast feeding women should not be taking this drug.Consult your doctor and stop taking this drug immediately if you feel any allergic reactions or any side effects.
Since the drug contains derivatives similar to natural estrogen, it may cause some side effects in some patients. Side effects should not be ignored and must be reported to the doctor immediately for proper solutions or alternatives. Initially, some patients may experience side effect symptoms when taking the drug, however, such symptoms will be resolved in the long term. It is always best to seek advice from your physician when experiencing discomfort or when in doubt. Some common side effects include,Breast tendernessGastrointestinal disordersVomitingSkin irritation or rashesSubcutaneous tissue disordersDysmenorrhoeaFatigueDizzinessBody weight changesChanges in appetiteChanges in libido