Introduction to Progynova 1mg Tablet
Progynova 1mg Tablet is a female sex hormone (estrogen). This is a type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that is used to treat symptoms associated with menopause (hot flushes, vaginal dryness, and itching), estrogen deficiency, and thinning of bones (osteoporosis).
In some cases, Progynova 1mg Tablet is also used to treat breast cancer and prostate cancer along with other Anti-cancer medicines. The medicine is to be swallowed with water. It can be taken with or without food, but remember to take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any dose and finish the full course of treatment. The treatment should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as this may affect the potency of this medicine.
The most common side effects of this HRT are headaches, breast pain, irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting, abdominal cramps or bloating, nausea, vomiting, and hair loss. Some of the warning signs and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are breast lumps, unusual vaginal bleeding, dizziness and faintness, severe headaches, chest pain, shortness of breath, pains in your legs, etc.
Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Before you initiate with this HRT, you must consult the doctor if you have a history of unexplained vaginal bleeding or if you have ever had a blood clot in your legs or your lungs. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should tell your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may suggest you some diagnostic or laboratory tests to know the effects and side effects of this medicine on your body.
Uses of Progynova 1 mg
- Hormone replacement therapy
How Does Progynova 1 mg Works
Progynova 1mg Tablet contains a medication called estrogen (female sex hormone). It works by replacing estrogen that is normally produced by the body. In women who are undergoing or have attained menopause, it prevents symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal burning, dryness, and itching, caused due to lack of estrogen.
Side Effects of Progynova 1mg
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common Side Effects
- Breast pain
- Abdominal cramp
- Vaginal spotting
Dosage of Progynova 1mg
Progynova 1 mg contains, Estradiol, used for contraception and Osteoporosis. You may find in various strengths and substitutes and should be given on prescription only. You should consult your doctor for dosage and time.
Females are advised to take Progynova 1 mg at a fixed time as instructed by your Doctor. It must be taken with progesterone for contraception. You can start taking this between 11-18 days after you delivery and can start from the first day of your menstruation if you taking it the first time. If you got late to start this course then you have to choose an emergency contraception method for first 7 days of the starting period.
Other Dosages of Progynova 1mg
How To Manage Side Effects
- Follow Prescribed Dosage
- Inform Your Doctor
- Stay Hydrated
- Nausea or Stomach Upset
- Breakthrough Bleeding
- Breast Tenderness
Warning & Precautions
- Jaundice like Problems
- Blood clotting problems and heart disease
- Cardiovascular Disorders
- Difference in Vision
- Gallbladder Disease and Diabetes
- Pregnant and Breastfeeding women
- Kidney and Liver Diseases
- Always consult your doctor to get best possible treatment
- Prescription Only
- Dosage Compliance
- Inform Your Doctor
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Progynova 1mg Tablet and what is it used for?
Ans. Progynova 1mg Tablet contains Estradiol, which is an estrogen hormone. It helps in treating estrogen deficiency symptoms like hot flushes (red and warm face) and vaginal dryness in women. It is also used to prevent osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bones) in postmenopausal women, who are at high risk of fractures and have limited treatment choice.
2. What if I miss a dose of Progynova 1mg Tablet?
Ans. If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If the dose was missed by more than 12 hours, you should not take the missed dose and simply continue the usual dosing schedule.
3. What are the most common side effects which I may experience while taking Progynova 1mg Tablet?
Ans. The common side effects associated with Progynova 1mg Tablet are lower abdominal pain, periods pain, breast tenderness, endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of uterus lining) and vaginal discharge. Most of these symptoms are temporary. However, if these persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.
4. What can I take for estrogen deficiency?
Ans. For estrogen deficiency, treatment is based on the underlying cause. Your doctor may choose from a variety of medications depending upon your age and clinical conditions. The medications will also depend upon whether you are estrogen deficient or have high progesterone levels.