March 2008: The manufacturer is withdrawing this medicine from the market for commercial reasons. If you regularly take this medicine you should make an appointment with your doctor to discuss alternative treatments.
Not to be used in
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used during pregnancy.
Small amounts of this medicine may pass into breast milk, however there are no known harmful effects when it is used by breastfeeding mothers.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
Skin reactions such as rash and itch
Menstrual spotting between periods
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Can dydrogesterone in early pregnancy harm the baby?
I do not have any evidence that your baby will have come to any harm by your taking dydrogesterone, or Duphaston, in early pregnancy. Dydrogesterone used to be regularly prescribed during early pregnancy and up until 20 weeks of pregnancy, for women who suffered from recurrent miscarriages, and it has not been shown to affect the foetus in any way, although high doses of other progesterones have been shown to cause problems. When you first speak to your GP about your pregnancy, you should mention that you took dydrogesterone during the early stages. He or she can then mention it in the letter that they will send to the hospital, as any information about medicines taken in early pregnancy is helpful.
I got this from babyworld website hope it helps xxx
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