Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) is a medicine that is used to treat women suffering from low estrogen levels. This may be because their bodies do not produce enough estrogen naturally. In some instances, Progynon Depot is used in relieving some symptoms related to prostate cancer amongst other symptoms such as the dry vagina, ovarian disorders that may lead to a deficiency in hormones as well as burning or itchy vaginas.
How to use Progynon Depot
Progynon Depot comes in different forms suitable for different conditions. There are tablets, injections, vaginal tabs, vaginal cream and skin patches all to be used in a different manner depending on the symptoms or condition being treated.
The other common condition the drug is used to treat other than estrogen deficiency are postmenopausal symptoms in women. Men can also use the medicine but only to relieve prostate cancer symptoms.
Progynon Depot Dosage
The most common type of Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) is the liquid version which is normally injected into patients’ muscles. Each patient has their unique need of the medicine depending on the severity of symptoms and health conditions. This affects the amount of dosage to be prescribed, and this should only be determined and injected by a physician. If you have known allergy conditions especially to any ingredients containing estrogen, inform your physician before being injected. You can also read through on the list of ingredients of the medicine to determine if there is an ingredient present that will cause a reaction in your body.
Progynon Depot Side Effects
It is common for prescribed patients to experience side effects when taking Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) prescriptions. Talk to your physician about what side effects you are most likely to experience based on your health history and severity of symptoms. It is advised that you seek medical attention immediately you experience any severe side effect, or a normal one becomes prolonged or painful. Normal side effects include stomach upsets, nausea and even vomiting, tender or painful breasts, depression symptoms, abnormal hair growth, loss of hair, dark spots on the skin, irritation, and change in libido or difficulties in wearing contact lenses. Severe side effects include; weakness of the body, swelling of organs and body parts such as eyes, throat, hands, feet, experienced difficulties in swallowing or breathing, lack of appetite, bulging eyes, skin or eyes become yellow, it becomes difficult to control body movements among other side effects associated with Progynon Depot.
Progynon Depot Precautions
Progynon Depot is known to cause birth defects as well as affect infants. Pregnant, breastfeeding or patients trying to get pregnant should open up to their physicians for necessary action to be taken. Using Progynon Depot (Estradiol Valerate) may also increase your risk of developing different types of cancer. Learn from your physician what the risks of injecting estrogen in your body are.
Medical experts advise against large doses over a long time. This is because of the negative effect this has to growth, especially in children. Other than physical growth, it is known to halt sexual development in children. Talk to your physician to understand other risks of estrogen to your child and how to treat estrogen deficiencies in them.