Dienogest belongs to the class of medications called progestins, medications that act like progesterones in the body. Progesterones are female hormones. They are produced by the body and are necessary along with other hormones for normal female sexual development and for the regulation of the menstrual cycle during childbearing years (males also have progesterones, but in low amounts).
Progestins reduce the effects of estrogen on tissues such as the endometrium (lining of the uterus) and the breast. By reducing the growth effect of estrogen on the endometrium, dienogest helps to reduce the pelvic pain experienced by women with endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where endometrium-like tissue is found outside the uterus, which causes chronic inflammation.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
How To Use This Medication
This medication should be taken at the same time every day, if possible.
Take the medication continuously (every day) even if you are on your period. Once you have completed a pack of tablets, begin the new package on the next day. Dienogest is not intended to be used as birth control. Do not take a break from the medication.
Take dienogest with some liquid as needed. Dienogest may be taken with food or without food.
It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose or if you vomit or have diarrhea within 3 to 4 hours of taking a tablet, take a dose as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Possible Side Effects
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Acne, breast discomfort, constipation, decreased interest in sexual activity, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, dry eyes, skin or nails, fluid retention (puffiness of hands, wrists, feet or ankles), gas (flatulence), hair loss, headache, hot flushes, increased appetite, increased migraine headache, irritability, nausea, nervousness, vomiting, weakness, weight gain
This is not a complete list of side effects. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience any adverse reactions while taking this medication.
Drugs That Interact With This Medication
Dienogest can interact with many drugs. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber or pharmacist know if you use them.
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.