Danocrine is used to treat fibrocystic breast disease, endometriosis and to prevent attacks of angioedema.
Danocrine is a form of a steroid. It is used in women to treat pelvic pain and infertility due to a certain uterus disorder (endometriosis) and also to treat breast pain, tenderness or nodules due to a certain breast condition (fibrocystic breast disease). It is also used in both men and women to prevent swelling of the abdomen, arms, legs, face, airway due to a certain congenital disease (hereditary angioedema). For the treatment of endometriosis and fibrocystic breast disease, it works by decreasing the amount of hormones made by the ovaries. For the treatment of angioedema, danazol helps to increase the amount of a certain protein in your body's defense system (immune system).
Take Danocrine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily. You may take this medication with or without food. Take it at the same times each day. Women who take danocrine may need to start the medication during a menstrual period.
Before taking Danocrine you should talk with your doctor if you have stroke or blood clot, high cholesterol or triglycerides, coronary artery disease, breast cancer, seizure disorder, heart disease, congestive heart failure, kidney or liver disease, migraine headaches, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, prostate cancer. This medication may affect the sperm.
You should not take Danocrine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to danazol, or if you have severe heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, porphyria, abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Possible side effect
Get emergency medical help if you have weight gain, acne, flushing, sweating, voice changes, abnormal growth of body hair (in women), vaginal dryness or irritation, or decreased breast size, swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, spotting, nervousness, rash, trouble breathing, severe dizziness, swelling of the face, tongue, throat, increased sweating, chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, fast heart rate, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice, nausea, ringing in your ears. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially: blood thinners (warfarin), seizure medications (oxcarbazepine, topiramate, phenytoin, carbamazepine), cyclosporine. Interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are yellowing of the eyes or skin, weight gain, severe stomach or abdominal pain, dark urine, menstrual problems.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store the drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.
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