Duoton

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Duoton uses

Duoton consists of Estradiol Benzoate, Progesterone.

Estradiol Benzoate:


Duoton information

Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) is a female sex hormone that regulates many functions in the female organism. This medicine is currently available under the form of tablets in two concentrations - 1 mg and 2 mg, respectively.

Duoton indications

Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) is used for the treatment of menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness, irritation or burning, or hot flushes - other symptoms that are not listed here may be treated with this medicine as well. Also, this pharmaceutical preparation can be used as a prophylactic agent for the prevention of a medical condition known as osteoporosis in both female and male patients. In some cases, this medicine may also be employed in conjunction with other drugs as part of the treatment for certain types of cancer, both in the case of women and men.

There may be other uses for Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate), which are not covered in this leaflet. If you are interested to find out more about the possible uses of this product, it is recommended that you consult with a pharmacist or a specialized physician.

Duoton warnings

Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) should not be administered to patients that are suffering from any type of disorder involving blood clots, or from circulatory / cardiac disorders. Patients who present an undiagnosed, abnormal vaginal bleeding may not start taking this medicine until they undergo medical examination and receive their physician's approval. Also, patients that have uterine cancer, breast cancer or any type of hormone-dependant cancer may not start a treatment with Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate).

Before you start a therapy course with this drug, it is strongly advised to inform your personal physician of any health problems you may be suffering from. In particular, affections such as hypertension, heart disease, angina, high triglyceride / cholesterol levels, renal or hepatic disease, asthma, migraines, epilepsy (or any other disorder involving seizures), diabetes or gallbladder disease should be mentioned, as well as past surgical procedures such as a hysterectomy. Patients suffering from these conditions may require special dosage adjustments or monitoring during the treatment.

Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) may not be administered during pregnancy. Also, for the duration of the therapy you will need to employ an effective, non-hormonal contraceptive method.

Pharmaceutical products based on Estradiol (including Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate)) increase the patients' risk of developing an affection known as endometrial hyperplasia. This can be countered by administration of progestin medication. It is recommended that you consult with your doctor for more information.

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Duoton intake guidelines

You need to take Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) exactly as directed by your health care specialist. You may take the tablets with a glass of water or with food to reduce stomach upset; however you may not chew, crush or break the tablets.

While following a treatment course with Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) you will need to undergo regular medical examination, typically on a monthly basis. Also, you will need to regularly self-examine your breasts for the presence of lumps.

Duoton dosage

Your health care specialist will determine the Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) dosage appropriate for your case by taking into consideration a number of factors, most of which are characteristic to you; as such, your medication dosage is very likely to be different from that of other patients'. Because of that, you should never use the Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) dosage that has been prescribed to another patient - you may not obtain the desired results unless you employ the medication dosage best suited for your situation.

At the same time, your physician will inform you regarding the duration of the Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) therapy and the number of daily intakes. Make sure that you understand all of his or her indications. If you have trouble understanding or remembering any of the dosage directions, you should ask your physician to assist you by providing additional information.

Duoton overdose

If an overdose with Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) is suspected, immediately contact the nearest hospital as the patient may need emergency medical assistance. The most common signs of an overdose are vaginal bleeding, nausea and vomiting.

Duoton missed dose

In the event that you miss taking one of your Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) doses, take it when you remember before returning to your normal dosing schedule. However, you should skip taking the missed dose if it is almost time for another dose of the medicine. Consult with your physician if you have missed two or more intakes.

Duoton side effects

Side effects of a treatment with Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) include nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, swelling of the breasts, sex drive changes, impotence (in the case of men), abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal dryness, discomfort or pain, break-through bleeding, menstrual period changes, jaundice, sudden weakness or numbness, breast lumps. These are not all the signs and symptoms that may appear. It is best that you check with your doctor at any point during the course of your therapy if anything unusual occurs.

Although uncommon, allergic reactions to Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) are possible. It is strongly recommended that you cease taking the medicine and contact your personal health care provider if you begin experiencing any of the characteristic symptoms - breathing difficulties, swelling of the throat, lips, tongue or face, rashes and hives.

Duoton drug reactions

Duoton (Estradiol Benzoate) may interact with Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Ritonavir, Cimetidine, Carbamazepine, Rifampin, blood thinning agents such as Warfarin or with antibiotics (Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, Ketoconazole or Itraconazole). Also, this product may interact with the herbal remedy St. John's wort. These are not all the possible drug reactions; it is best that you tell your prescriber about any other drugs you are currently taking prior to starting your treatment. In most cases, an adjustment to the medication dosage will ensure the safety of the treatment, reducing the risk of accidental interactions.

Progesterone:


Pharmacological action

Duoton is a progestogen. This medication causes a transition in the endometrium of proliferative phase, called follicular hormone in the secretory phase, and after fertilization promotes its transition to a state necessary for the development of a fertilized egg. Duoton (Progesterone) reduces the excitability and contractility of the muscles of the uterus and fallopian tubes, stimulates the development of terminal elements of the breast. It has no androgenic activity. This drug has little effect on protein metabolism, promotes fat deposit and accumulation of glucose in the liver and reduces the reabsorption of sodium in renal tubules.

Duoton (Progesterone) has a blocking effect on the secretion of hypothalamic factors LH and FSH release, inhibits the formation of the pituitary gonadotropin-releasing hormone and inhibits ovulation.

Pharmacokinetics

After IM injection Duoton (Progesterone) is absorbed rapidly and almost completely. This medication metabolized in the liver, the majority of metabolites formed conjugates with glucuronic and sulfuric acids. T1/2 from plasma is a few minutes. This medicine is excreted in the urine - 50-60%, in feces - more than 10%. The number of metabolites which are excreted in the urine varies, depending on the phase of the corpus luteum.

Why is Duoton prescribed?

Capsules Oral - premenstrual syndrome, fibrocystic breast disease, premenopausal, menopause, including premature, postmenopausal women - as the progestogen component of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in combination with estrogen; Capsules Vaginal - HRT when dormant in the absence of ovarian Duoton (Progesterone) (egg donation), support the luteal phase in preparation for in vitro fertilization, support the luteal phase in spontaneous or induced menstrual cycle, prevention of habitual abortion by threatening and progestogen deficiency, endocrine infertility, prevention of uterine fibroids, endometriosis.

Solution in oil: amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, algomenorrhea (on the basis of hypogenitalism), anovulatory metrorrhagia, infertility, endocrine (including failure of the corpus luteum), the threat of termination of pregnancy, diagnosis of estrogen.

Gel for external use: mammalgia, disease of the breast.

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, metrorrhagia, amenorrhea, recurrent miscarriage.

Contraception.

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Dosage and administration

Orally, intravaginally, IM, locally. The dosing regimen is individual. The dose, frequency and duration of treatment with Duoton are determined according to the scheme depending on the indications and the clinical situation.

Duoton (Progesterone) side effects, adverse reactions

Cardiovascular system: increased blood pressure.

Metabolic: edema.

Digestive system: liver problems, jaundice, rarely (with prolonged use) - nausea, vomiting.

Endocrine: rare (with prolonged use) - decreased libido, weight gain, pain and tension in the breasts, irregular uterine bleeding.

CNS: rare (with prolonged use) - headache, depression.

Duoton contraindications

Severe liver or kidney problems, hepatitis, thromboembolic disease, vaginal bleeding of not established genesis, breast carcinoma (except for cases in which Duoton (Progesterone) is used in a combination therapy of this disease).

Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding

In cases of extreme necessity Duoton may be used during pregnancy in the established failure of the corpus luteum hormone.

Duoton (Progesterone) is not used in women planning a pregnancy in the near future.

Special instructions

Duoton (Progesterone) is used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disease, impaired liver or kidney problems, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, migraine, depression.

Duoton drug interactions

Duoton (Progesterone) reduces the intensity of the drugs that stimulate the smooth muscles of the uterus, anabolic steroids, gonadotropin-releasing hormone of the anterior pituitary.

This medication reduces the lactogenic effect of oxytocin.

Duoton (Progesterone) enhances the action of diuretics, antihypertensive drugs, immunosuppressive drugs. Simultaneous administration of Duoton (Progesterone) with barbiturates it is marked decrease of Duoton (Progesterone) effects.

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Duoton pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Duoton available forms, composition, doses:

Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Duoton destination | category:

Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Duoton Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Duoton pharmaceutical companies:

Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."PROGESTERONE INJECTION, SOLUTION [ACTAVIS PHARMA, INC.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."PROGESTERONE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. Dailymed."ESTRADIOL HEMIHYDRATE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Duoton?

Depending on the reaction of the Duoton after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Duoton not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Duoton addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Duoton, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Duoton consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

One visitor reported useful

How is the drug Duoton useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
According to the survey conducted by the website sdrugs.com, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.
Visitors%
Useful1
100.0%

One visitor reported side effects

Did you get side effects while taking the Duoton drug, or were there no side effects?
According to the survey conducted by website sdrugs.com users, the below-mentioned percentages indicate the number of people experiencing the side effects and the number of people not experiencing the side effects when taking Duoton medicine. Every drug produces minimal side effects, and they are negligible most times, when compared to the desired effect [use] of the medicine. Side effects depend on the dose you are taking, any drug interactions that happen when you are on other medications, if the patient is sensitive, and other associated conditions. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, consult your doctor immediately, so he can either adjust the dose or change the medication.
Visitors%
It has side effects1
100.0%

Visitor reported price estimates

No survey data has been collected yet

Three visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Duoton drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Duoton is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Once in a day3
100.0%

Four visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Duoton drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 1-5mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
1-5mg2
50.0%
101-200mg1
25.0%
51-100mg1
25.0%

Four visitors reported time for results

What is the time duration Duoton drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 1 day to notice the result from using Duoton drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Duoton need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitors%
1 day2
50.0%
1 month1
25.0%
> 3 month1
25.0%

One visitor reported administration

The drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Duoton drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
Visitors%
After food1
100.0%

Six visitors reported age

Visitors%
16-294
66.7%
30-452
33.3%

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