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Generic Name: danazol
Brand Name: Danocrine
Danocrine is a manmade form of steroid that affects the pituitary gland and ovaries, preventing the release of several hormones in the human body. It is used for curing fibrocystic and endometriosis breast infection and is also used for preventing attacks of angioedema in patients with inherited form of this disorder. Also known as Danazol, it is a derivative of synthetic steroid ethisterone, a customized testosterone also called 17-alpha-ethinyl testosterone. Before becoming available as generic drug, it was sold in United States as Danocrine and was approved by FDA in the year 1970 as the first drug to specifically treat endometriosis. Albeit effective for endometriosis, its use is limited by its masculinising side effects and its role as a treatment for endometriosis has been largely replaced by GnRH agonists.
Doses of Danocrine
  • You can take Danocrine as recommended by your doctor; however not in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • Women taking this medicine for curing fibrocystic or endometriosis breast infection should begin this drug during menstrual period.
  • It is usually given for six to nine months for curing fibrocystic breast infection or endometriosis. For preventing these attacks, you might need to use this medicine for long term.
  • Your pharmacist might occasionally change your dosage to ensure you get best results.
  • Missed dose can be taken once you remember; don’t take additional dose for making up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help in case of overdose; symptoms include breast changes, weight gain, menstrual problems and increased facial hair or acne.
  • Store Danazol at room temperature away from heat and moisture.