Danazol


Generic Medicine Info
Administration
May be taken with or without food. Take consistently either always w/ or always w/o meals.
Contraindications
Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding, androgen-dependent tumour, thromboembolic disease or history of thrombosis, severe cardiac impairment. Severe hepatic and renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ epilepsy, migraine, DM, polycythaemia, HTN and other CV disease, porphyria, lipoprotein disorder. Hepatic or renal impairment. Monitoring Parameters Perform LFT and renal function test periodically. Monitor haematologic parameters, lipid panel, signs and symptoms of intracranial HTN, androgenic changes, and/or fluid retention.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Androgenic effects (e.g. acne, seborrhoea, wt gain, hair loss, voice change, clitoral hyperthrophy), peliosis hepatis, benign hepatic adenoma, cholestatic jaundice, benign intracranial HTN. Nervous: Nervousness, emotional lability, headache. CV: Palpitations, tachycardia. Resp: Interstitial pneumonitis. Genitourinary: Vaginal dryness and irritation; abnormal semen volume, sperm count, viscosity and motility. Endocrine: Menstrual disturbances. Dermatologic: Rash, Steven-Johnsons syndrome, erythema multiforme.
Potentially Fatal: Thromboembolism, thrombotic and thrombophlebitic events, including sagittal sinus thrombosis and stroke.
Drug Interactions
May prolong prothrombin time when used w/ warfarin. May increase serum concentrations of carbamazepine, ciclosporin, tacrolimus. Increased risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis when concurrently administered w/ statins (e.g. simvastatin, atorvastatin, lovastatin). May increase calcaemic response to synthetic vit D analogs. May cause insulin resistance.
ATC Classification
G03XA01 - danazol ; Belongs to the class of antigonadotropins and similar agents.
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