Danazol

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Danazol is a synthetic steroid derived from ethisterone. It is a white to pale yellow crystalline powder, practically insoluble or insoluble in water, and sparingly soluble in alcohol. Chemically, Danazol is 17? -Pregna-2,4-dien-20-yno [2,3-d ]-isoxazol-17-ol. The molecular formula is C22H27NO2. It has a molecular weight of 337.46 and the following structural formula:

DANAZOL Structural Formula Illustration

Danazol capsules for oral administration contain 200 mg Danazol.

Inactive Ingredients: Corn Starch, Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Talc, D&C Yellow #10, D&C Red #28, FD&C Red #40, Gelatin, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide.

What are the precautions when taking danazol (Danazol)?

Before taking danazol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart/blood vessel disease (such as coronary artery disease, stroke), high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, liver disease, kidney disease, seizures, migraine headaches, unusual vaginal bleeding, certain blood disorders (porphyria, polycythemia), prostate cancer.

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Danazol Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: See also Warning section.

Weight gain, acne, flushing, sweating, voice changes (hoarseness, change in pitch), abnormal growth of body hair (in women), vaginal dryness/irritation, or decreased breast size may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: swelling hands/ankles/feet, menstrual changes (such as spotting, missed periods), mental/mood changes (such as nervousness, mood swings).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking danazol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart/blood vessel disease (such as coronary artery disease, stroke), high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, liver disease, kidney disease, seizures, migraine headaches, unusual vaginal bleeding, certain blood disorders (porphyria, polycythemia), prostate cancer.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

This medication may affect the sperm. Consult your doctor for more details.

This medication must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm the unborn baby. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately. (See also Warning section.)

It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.



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