Monday, May 19, 2008


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Dydrogesterone \ DAI - droh - JES - ter- roun\

Before I went to see my gynecologist last Thursday, I was experiencing this tightening sensation in the womb. It felt as if the fetus was tying knots in the womb. The gynecologist said that Duphaston will help to relax the womb. It really helped. I did a search on Google and found out the actual purpose of Duphaston. Thank God that I have minimal side effects.

My prescription:
• 10mg film coated tablets dydrogesterone by Solvay Pharmaceuticals
• 1 tablet, 2 times a day – morning and night
• After meal
• For 2 weeks

From Google Search…

How does it work?

Duphaston tablets contain the active ingredient dydrogesterone, which is a synthetic hormone similar to the naturally occurring sex hormone, progesterone. It is used in a wide range of menstrual disorders that are thought to result from a lack of progesterone in the body.

In women, progesterone is responsible for the development of a healthy womb lining (endometrium) that is necessary for pregnancy. The body produces progesterone at certain times of the menstrual cycle, causing the womb lining to flourish. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the womb lining by the end of the monthly menstrual cycle, the levels of progesterone in the body decrease. This causes the body to shed the womb lining (a menstrual ‘period’). If a fertilized egg successfully attaches to the womb lining by the end of the monthly cycle, progesterone levels in the body remain high. This helps maintain a healthy womb lining for the ongoing pregnancy.

As dydrogesterone helps regulate the healthy growth and normal shedding of the womb lining, it may be used in the treatment of menstrual disorders such as absent, irregular or painful menstrual periods, infertility, premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis. It may also be used to minimise the overgrowth of the womb lining due to oestrogen (the main female sex hormone) in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) following menopause. By maintaining the womb lining, dydrogesterone is also useful in helping prevent miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) in women who have suffered repeated miscarriages or who may miscarry.

Dydrogesterone is usually taken on selected days during the menstrual cycle, depending upon the disorder that is being treated.

What is it used for?

  • Abdominal pain and bleeding during preganancy (threatened miscarriage) or history of miscarriages (habitual abortion)

  • Abdominal pain associated with menstrual periods (dysmenorrhoea)

  • Absence of menstrual periods when taking oestrogens

  • Endometriosis

  • Female infertility

  • Irregular menstrual bleeding when taking oestrogens

  • Irregular menstrual cycles

  • Premenstrual syndrome

Side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
• Headache
• Nausea
• Dizziness
• Bloating
• Skin reactions such as rash and itch
• Breast tenderness
• Menstrual spotting between periods

Extracted from NetDoctor

Product Description (BetterHealth)
What it looks like
Duphaston tablets are round, biconvex, scored, white film-coated tablets, marked "S" on one side, the other side marked "155" on each side of the score line. They are available in blister strips containing 28 tablets.

The tablets contain dydrogesterone 10 mg as the active ingredient, and lactose, hypromellose, maize starch, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate and opadry white Y-1-7000 E171.
This medicine does not contain sucrose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.

Duphaston is manufactured in The Netherlands for:

Solvay Pharmaceuticals
A division of Solvay Biosciences Pty. Ltd.
Level 1, Bldg. 2, 20 Bridge St.
Pymble NSW 2073
Telephone:(02) 94400977

Australian Registration Number: AUST R 63262


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She that it felt like that – difficult to discount someone's feelings.