About Progynova: Progynova (Oestradiol Valerate) is a form of synthetic hormone created in tablet form. Each tablet has 2 mg of the active ingredient; Estradiol Valerate. The medicine is packed in two blister pack strips with each having 28 tablets each with the day inscribed on top. This medication is widely used hormonal replacement therapy (HRT)which involves the use of artificial hormones to cater for the functions abandoned by the natural hormone deficiency. It is used in the treatment of low hormone levels in women, especially during menopause. It can also be prescribed for relief against vaginal dryness and itching caused by menopause. Symptoms of menopause barred by this medication include; sleeping problems, night sweats, hot flashes, changes in mood, mucocutaneous involution.
How to use Progynova
During hormonal replacement therapy(HRT), Progynova (Oestradiol Valerate) is used in small amounts and for a short period. A physician should be able to assess the treatment program and readjust the dosage. This medication can be taken before or after meals. It is advised to take the medication at the same time every day to encourage remembering. Normally, the medication is taken once in a day, but patients should not ignore a doctor’s prescription. If the patient still has menstrual bleeding, they are advised to take Progynova (Oestradiol Valerate) on the fifth day on bleeding to best execute the treatment program.
This medication should be taken as per the prescription given by the doctor and also for the amount of time recommended. If a patient misses a dose, they should take it as soon as possible but if it is almost time for the next dose they should avoid it to prevent overdosing. In the event of an overdose, you should contact your doctor immediately to advise on the best course of action.
Progynova Side Effects
Using Progynova (Oestradiol Valerate) may cause some possible side effects. Although these effects are not fatal, patients are advised to stay in touch with a doctor to report any discomfort. These side effects include the following; changes in liver functioning, possible dementia in elderly women, breast pain and tenderness, nausea, skin rash, oedema, depression, and insomnia.
Any allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor to direct on the best course of action. Pregnant, breast-feeding and women trying to conceive should consult a doctor to determine whether it is safe to use this medication in their condition. Diabetics under anti-diabetic medication should also consult a doctor to determine the safety of taking these two medications concurrently. Patients on other medication, supplements and vitamins are also advised to see a doctor lest both medications react against each other. Any health conditions or disorders should be reported to the doctor before taking this medication to help avoid any risk situations.