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Generic: danazol
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It is used in women to treat endometriosis and the symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease
               



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What is this medicine?

DANAZOL (DA na zole) is used in women to treat endometriosis and the symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease. This medicine may also be used in men and women to prevent serious allergic reactions known as angioedema.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • breast cancer
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • porphyria
  • unusual vaginal bleeding
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to danazol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food to decrease stomach upset. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • cisapride
  • pimozide
  • ranolazine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • carbamazepine
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Check with your doctor or health care professional if you are a female patient and notice any changes in your voice, decrease in breast size, or if hair starts growing on your face.

This medicine should not be used in pregnancy. You should use a non- hormonal form of birth control while on this medicine. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant while you are taking this medicine, you should stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor or health care professional. This medicine may cause risk to a female fetus.

This medicine can affect your menstrual cycle and you may stop having menstrual periods. These will return to normal within 2 to 3 months after you stop taking this medicine.

               
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