Progynova (Estradiol Valerate)
What is Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) used for?
Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) is used to treat menopausal symptoms, such as irritation or dryness of the vagina, and hot flashes. During the menopause, less estrogen is produced by the body. These tablets work by replacing the estrogen, thereby helping to compensate for decreased estrogen production by the body. Besides the uses mentioned above, this medication is also used to prevent osteoporosis in women considered to be at risk of this, treating low estrogen levels in younger women, and is also used in the treatment of male patients suffering from prostate cancer.
How should I use Progynova (Estradiol Valerate)?
Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) tablets should be taken orally. The dosage will vary for each individual patient. You must consult your physician, and he or she will tell you the correct dosage. These tablets are sometimes taking as part of a rotating treatment plan, in which the tablets are taken every day for a specified period of time, after which they are not taken for a specified period of time. Male patients taking these tablets to treat prostate cancer are sometimes told to take it 3 times per day.
What are the side effects of Progynova (Estradiol Valerate)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of taking Progynova (Estradiol Valerate) include:
If these side effects persist or if you notice any side effects which are not mentioned here, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Progynova (Estradiol Valerate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.