Danocrine is the generic name of an artificial hormone similar to testosterone. When administered to female patients, it acts by inhibiting the production of certain hormones in the ovaries. In both females and males, Danocrinestimulates the immune system in order to correct angioedema related problems. Most commonly it is available to purchase under the form of tablets with varying dosages.
Danocrine is typically employed in the treatment of endometriosis. This is a disease that causes irregularities in the menstrual cycle, along with heavy bleeding and pain before and during the menstrual period; pain is also present during and after sexual intercourse, and in many cases the disease also leads to infertility. This medication is also employed in the treatment of fibrocystic breast disease in order to reduce the pain and tenderness of the breast. Danocrine may also be prescribed to prevent angioedema attacks in both male and female patients that are suffering from this disease.
There may be other uses for Danocrine as well. If you would like to know exactly why you have been prescribed treatment with this drug, you should consult your prescribing health care professional.
Danocrine should not be administered to patients that are allergic to it or to any of its components. Also, it should not be prescribed to treat patients that are suffering from porphyria, or from severe liver, kidney or heart disease, or that have a medical history of such illnesses. Pregnant women or nursing mothers should not take Danocrine, as it may cause birth defects and the drug is known to pass into breast milk. Women should also take all necessary precautions to ensure that they do not get pregnant while following a treatment with this drug. If that happens, they should immediately consult with their personal health care professional.
You should always take Danocrine exactly as you have been advised by your doctor. Women may need to start therapy with this medication during a menstrual period. It may take several weeks until the symptoms improve as a result of the treatment; you should never cease the treatment unless you have been advised to do so by your health care professional.
Typically, Danocrine doses should be taken twice per day, with water or food. You should schedule your doses at around the same times each day, in order to reduce the chances of unintentionally skipping any doses. Be sure to refill your script before completely running out of medicine.
The exact Danocrine dosage may vary from one case to another, depending on the patient's age, general health condition and medical history, as well as on your organism's response to the treatment. As such, it is advised that you never use the same medication dosage that was prescribed to someone else. Your consulting health care professional will provide you with the Danocrine dosage best suited to your situation.
Your prescribing physician may alter the Danocrine doses during your therapy with this drug. This is performed in order to obtain the best results of the therapy. However, if you would like to find out more regarding the causes that led to the alteration of the dosage, please consult your prescribing health care provider.
While a single large dose of Danocrine may not result in life-threatening complications, it is highly advised to avoid exposure to high doses of this medication. Long term effects include weight gain, menstrual problems, acne and increased growth of facial hair as well as breast problems.
If you have reasons to believe that you are affected by a Danocrine overdose, you should seek emergency medical attention.
You should try to avoid skipping any doses of Danocrine. However, if this does happen, you should take the missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for the next dose. If this is the case, completely skip the missed dose and consult your personal physician in order to obtain further instructions. Do not stop the treatment with Danocrineand do not take a double dose in order to make up for the missed dose, unless you prescribing physician advises you to do so.
Danocrine treatment may result in the occurrence of side effects. Typically, these are mild and do not require medical attention. Among these, symptoms such as weight gain, breast changes, nervousness, changes in the menstrual cycle and vaginal discomfort, itching or dryness are the most common. Some patients may experience skin problems such as acne, and may present an increase in hair growth, although hair loss is possible as well. The patient's voice may deepen and there may be accentuated sweating accompanied with a sensation of warmth under the skin.
In very few cases, Danocrine may cause severe side effects which should be presented to a doctor immediately. The most common are appetite loss, stomach pain, jaundice, dark urine, headache, dizziness, confusion and weakness, vision, balance or speech problems, ear ringing, nausea, rapid weight gain and swelling, shortness of breath and / or rapid breathing. In some cases, the patient may experience angina, wheezing, sudden coughing and fast heartbeat may appear.
There are several drugs which may interact with Danocrine, leading to side effects ranging from mild to severe. Among the most commonly prescribed medication, Warfarin (Coumadin) and other blood thinners should not be administered if the patient is undergoing Danocrine treatment. Carbamazepine is another medication that may interact with this drug, causing unwanted effects.
There may be other drugs and medicines that interact with this drug, and are not listed here. For more details on drug interaction and for a full list of medication that should be avoided when following treatment with this drug, it is advised to ask a doctor or a pharmacist.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Danocrine may also be known as: