Endogest 200 MG Capsule contains a female hormone (chemical messenger) called Progesterone. It is used to treat problems related to hormonal imbalance. This includes menstrual problems like secondary amenorrhea (absence of three or more periods in a row) and pregnancy-related problems.
Endogest 200 MG Capsule is used along with another hormone called estrogen to prevent endometrial hyperplasia (overgrowth or thickening of the lining of the uterus/womb) and symptoms of menopause (end of the menstrual cycle). This medicine is used in hormone replacement therapy as it helps to increase the levels of progesterone hormone in your body.
Endogest 200 MG Capsule may lead to side effects such as nausea, headache, abnormal vaginal discharge, stomach pain, dizziness, diarrhoea or constipation, etc. These symptoms are usually seen during the first few weeks of therapy and decrease as your body adjusts to the medication. Never use Endogest 200 MG Capsule if you are allergic to it.
Endogest 200 MG Capsule can be taken with food. Take it at the same time every day to avoid any missed dose. The dose and duration of this medicine will be prescribed by the doctor based on your condition.
Endogest 200 MG Capsule has to be taken with caution if you have/had breast cancer, unusual bleeding in the vagina or liver problems. Inform your doctor about your medical history before you start taking this capsule.
List of substitutes for Endogest 200 MG Capsule
Dubagest 200 MG Capsule
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Ets 200 MG Capsule
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Profine 200 MG Capsule
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Ultigest 200 MG Capsule
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Vageston 200 MG Capsule
Major & minor side effects for Endogest 200 MG Capsule
Breast pain and tenderness
Muscle or joint pain
Loss of vision or blurred vision
Unexpected vaginal bleeding
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
Nausea or Vomiting
Uses of Endogest 200 MG Capsule
What is it prescribed for?
Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition associated with the female reproductive system. The lining of the uterus/womb is thickened due to imbalanced female sex hormones (progesterone) after menopause (end of the menstrual cycle). This condition is characterised by symptoms such as heavy bleeding or intermittent bleeding between periods, painful periods, etc. As you age the levels of progesterone and estrogen hormones decrease in your body. Endogest 200 MG Capsule replaces these hormones and treats the symptoms of menopause.
Secondary Amenorrhoea is the absence of menstrual periods for more than three monthly menstrual cycles. It mainly occurs due to various reasons like hormonal imbalance, stress, drastic weight loss, etc. Endogest 200 MG Capsule helps in maintaining hormone levels in your body thereby regulating your monthly periods.
When not to use?
Endogest 200 MG Capsule is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to progesterone or other progestin analogues (synthetic hormones that act in a similar way as progesterone), or any other ingredients of this medicine. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of serious allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Endogest 200 MG Capsule is not recommended for use if you have an abnormal vaginal bleeding episode that has not been diagnosed by a doctor. If you have any menstrual abnormalities, report them to your doctor immediately.
If you have or suspect having breast cancer, avoid Endogest 200 MG Capsule as it may worsen your condition. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have a family history of breast cancer. Your doctor will monitor your conditions during the treatment with this medicine. It is also not recommended for use if you have or suspect hormone-related cancer [such as the cancer of the uterus (womb) or other sex organs].
Avoid using Endogest 200 MG Capsule if you had missed abortion (foetus is not alive but still present inside the uterus) recently, as it may cause serious side effects and worsen your health condition.
Heart and blood vessel disorder
Avoid using Endogest 200 MG Capsule if you have a history of stroke (brain damage due to blocked blood flow), heart attack or clotting disorder. Using this medicine increases the risk of blood coagulation which may worsen your condition. Inform your doctor about your medical history before taking this medicine.
Endogest 200 MG Capsule is broken down in the liver and improper liver function can lead to its accumulation. Avoid this medicine if you have severe impairment of liver function. If you notice any signs of jaundice (like yellowish discolouration of skin and eyes) or other liver-related problems, discontinue the use of this medicine and inform your doctor.
Endogest 200 MG Capsule should be cautiously used if you have Asthma (a condition where the airways in your lungs become narrow and swollen) as it can lead to fluid retention and worsen the condition.
Warnings for special population
According to human research, it was seen that Endogest 200 MG Capsule causes no harm to your foetus. However, it may cause harm when used along with estrogen. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Endogest 200 MG Capsule can pass through your milk. However, the effects of this medicine on infants is not known. Hence it is advised to inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Dizziness and drowsiness
Endogest 200 MG Capsule may cause dizziness or drowsiness, hence do not drive vehicles or operate machines if you experience any of these symptoms. Consult with your doctor if these symptoms persist.
Endogest 200 MG Capsule may cause vision problems like blurred vision, or loss of vision. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience these vision problems, also do not drive vehicles or operate machines.
It is recommended to report the use of all your current medicines including supplements and herbs to your doctor before receiving Endogest 200 MG Capsule.
Endogest 200 MG Capsule preparation may contain peanut oil in it. Hence avoid using it if you have a known allergy to peanuts.
If you forgot to take the dose of Endogest 200 MG Capsule at a given time, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Never take more than the prescribed dose of Endogest 200 MG Capsule. An overdose of this medication can cause some serious effects on the heart, blood vessels, and nerve conduction. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the emergency department of your local hospital.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Thromboembolism is a condition in which a blood clot is dislodged from another location in the circulation and causes obstruction in the blood flow. Endogest 200 MG Capsule when used in high doses can cause blood clot formation and may worsen your condition.
Depression is a disorder that affects your mood and may cause a loss of interest in other activities. Endogest 200 MG Capsule should be used with caution if you are diagnosed with depression or other psychiatric disorders as it may cause hallucinations, aggressiveness, mood swings, suicidal thoughts and other behavioural changes.
Retinal thrombosis is an eye condition that results in blood clot formation in the vein in the retina. It is a painless disease and causes blurring or loss of eyesight. It usually always occurs in only one eye. Use Endogest 200 MG Capsule with caution if you have retinal thrombosis as it may cause side effects such as loss of vision, blurred vision, or retinal vascular lesions. This risk is especially high if you have a history of vision problems or have active vision problems.
Fluid Retention and edema
Endogest 200 MG Capsule can cause fluid retention and oedema especially when used for a long period. Use it with caution if you have a history of excess fluid retention.
Endogest 200 MG Capsule should be used with extreme caution if you are diagnosed with hyperlipidemia (increased fat levels in the blood) as it may increase the fat deposits and worsen your condition.
Grapefruit juice can interact with Endogest 200 MG Capsule and increase the absorption of progesterone. This leads to side effects like headache, breast tenderness and altered vaginal bleeding patterns.
Blood coagulation tests
Report the use of Endogest 200 MG Capsule to your doctor before undergoing a test to measure the coagulation time. The use of this medicine may interfere with the test results.
Thyroid function tests
Endogest 200 MG Capsule is known to give a false-positive result for thyroid function tests. Hence inform your lab technician or doctor about its use.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Follow all the instructions advised by your physician while taking Endogest 200 MG Capsule orally.
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than advised.
Regular follow-ups with the doctor during treatment and also regular breast exams are necessary to observe for the presence of lumps while using this medicine.