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Generic Name: danazol

Brand Names: Danocrine

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    Fetotoxicity
  • May cause fetal harm; contraindicated in pregnant women. Pregnancy must be excluded before the start of treatment and prevented thereafter by use of a nonhormonal method of contraception during therapy. (See Fetal/Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality under Cautions.)
    Thrombotic Events
  • Serious and potentially life-threatening thromboembolic events reported. (See Cardiovascular Effects under Cautions.)
    Hepatic Effects
  • Serious and potentially life-threatening hepatic effects (e.g., peliosis hepatis and benign hepatic adenoma resulting in intra-abdominal hemorrhage) reported with long-term therapy. (See Hepatic Effects under Cautions.)
  • Administer lowest effective dosage.
  • If therapy initiated at time of exacerbation of hereditary angioedema due to trauma, stress, or other causes, periodically attempt to decrease dosage or withdraw therapy.
    Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Risk of pseudotumor cerebri (benign intracranial hypertension); manifested by papilledema, headache, nausea and vomiting, and/or visual disturbances.
  • If signs and symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri occur, examine for the presence of papilledema; if present, discontinue danazol immediately and refer patient to a neurologist for further evaluation and care.

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