Progynova 2mg (Oestradiol) is used to treat distressing symptoms that occur during the peri and postmenopausal period like hot and cold flushes, mood swings, vaginal dryness and itching, irregular or heavy periods, and night sweats. It also helps with postmenopausal osteoporosis, which happens due to lower levels of estrogen and bone thinning during menopause. Oestradiol prevents bone loss and protects patients from potential fractures. It is also used in transgender hormone therapy for developing female characteristics. In some cases, it is also used to treat prostate cancer in men.
Dosage and Administration
Progynova 2mg (Oestradiol) should be taken as always under a doctor’s guidance. Tablets should be swallowed whole with or without food but with water. Taking it at the same time is recommended. A double dose should not be taken in lieu of a missed dose. HRT therapy is used to provide short term relief only from these symptoms and its intake should be periodically reviewed with your doctor.
The most common side effects associated with Progynova 2mg are:
- Breast tenderness or pain
- Vaginal thrush
- Skin rash and itchy skin
- Breakthrough bleeding
Less common side effects you may experience include:
- Alteration in liver function
- Breast lumps
- Blood clots
Progynova 2mg (Oestradiol) is not suitable for all and therefore it should be taken under supervision only. The dosage should not be altered without consultation. It should be taken with caution by women who have a family history of breast cancer. Diseases like DVT or pulmonary embolism, endometriosis, varicose veins, high blood pressure, and diabetes should be reported to the doctor.
Before taking Progynova 2mg, you should advise your doctor if you:
- Are pregnant or lactating
- Plan to conceive in the near future
- Are on other drugs or herbal supplements
- Have any other allergies or difficulties
- Are a smoker
- Have SLE.
- Have genital bleeding not diagnosed
- Have porphyria
- Have liver disease
Drug Interactions with Oestradiol
- The effectiveness of diuretic medicines, medicines used to treat blood pressure, lamotrigine, and ropinirole could be affected by oestradiol.
- Anticonvulsants like phenobarbitol, carbamazepine and anti-infectives like rifabutin are some of the other drugs that could have an interaction with oestradiol.