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Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Women's Health
Question: i have some spotting during the middle of my cycle last month. finally got my period at 42 days. my doctor suggested me to take duphaston 10 mg from 14 days to 24 days for next cycle. is it safe for me ?
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Indication is more important than safety

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for the question.

Duphaston is synthetic progesterone. Woman produces progesterone during luteal phase that means second half of menstrual cycle. If there is proven deficiency of progesterone this Duphastone is prescribed by doctor. Besides there are other uses as well like for hormone replacement therapy, post-menopausal conditions, infertility, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and irregular cycles.
I am not sure why was this prescribed in the first place. What was the indication in the above list. In my opinion she is trying to correct irregular period.
Duphaston is generally safe and commonly prescribed.
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