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Progynova 1mg Tablet

Name: Progynova 1mg Tablet
Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
MRP: Rs. 171.01
Unit Price: Rs. 17.10
Package Price: Rs. 171.01 (Qty.: 10)
Package Form: Strip
Medicine Form: Tablet

What is Progynova?

Progynova is an artificial estrogen preparation which helps in altering the disturbances that have occurred in the hormonal cycle. This property of Progynova helps in treating many disorders of the female reproductive system.

Composition of Progynova:

Each tablet of Progynova consists of Estradiol valerate which is an artificially synthesized form of estrogen. Estrogen is predominantly a female hormone, and it controls the female reproductive system.

What is Progynova Used For?

The therapeutic indications of Progynova are mentioned below:

  • Oral contraception
  • As part of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in post-menopausal phase of life
  • Osteoporosis in menopausal women

Apart from the above mentioned disorders, Progynova may be prescribed in other conditions as well. Patients should use this tablet only after it has been prescribed by a gynecologist.

Side Effects of Progynova:

Hormones are a part of normal physiological functioning of the human body. External administration of artificial hormones if done without any medical indication, will lead to to health disturbances. Some side effects of Progynova are mentioned below:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Digestive disturbances
  • Tenderness of breast
  • Mood changes
  • Swelling of hands and feet

These side effects are temporary and subside on their own in some time. If they do not subside, patients should contact their gynecologist and seek prompt treatment.

Precautions for Progynova Consumption:

Gynecologists always give instructions to their patients about usage of Progynova, in order to avoid development of harmful drug reactions. Some of these instructions have been mentioned below:

  • Estradiol may increase the levels of liver enzymes in human body, thereby causing digestive disturbances. Patients with active liver disorders should not take Progynova.
  • Progynova is exclusively for consumption in females, and male patients should not use it. It could lead to development of harmful effects.
  • Girls who have just attained menarche should not use Progynova tablet.
  • Pregnant women and new mothers who are breast feeding their babies should not use Progynova tablet.
  • Women who are taking oral contraceptive pills should inform their gynecologist before starting a dose of Progynova.

It is important to follow all these instructions in order to allow Progynova to act favorably on the disturbed hormonal cycle.

Progynova Alternatives:

Other drugs containing artificially synthesized estrogen (Estradiol) can be used as a substitute to Progynova. Names of some of the drugs are mentioned below:

  • Estova Tablet
  • MyEstra Tablet
  • Estrabet Tablet

Progynova should not be substituted with any of the above mentioned tablets unless advised by a gynecologist.

Progynova FAQs:

  • What should be done if pregnancy occurs while on a course of Progynova?
    Women who find themselves pregnant while on a course of Progynova should stop the medicine and contact their gynecologist immediately. Ideally, the medicine should be stopped for the duration of pregnancy and breast feeding.

  • Which gynecological conditions cannot be treated by Progynova?
    More severe gynecological conditions like breast cancer, cervical cancer, prolapse of uterus, mastitis, vesico-vaginal fistula do not respond to Progynova. Often, they require more intense therapy like surgery, radiation therapy etc.