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Generic name: Danazol [DAN-a-zol]
Drug class: antigonadotropic agents

What is Danocrine?

Danocrine helps treat endometriosis. Danocrine can also be used to treat the symptoms caused by hereditary angioedema (an immune system disorder). Danocrine can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Danocrine

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face,

Danocrine can cause serious adverse effects. Consult your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Loss of appetite and stomach discomfort (upper right);
  • Cough with bloody mucus, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Bloody or tarry stools; dark urine
  • Weight gain or swelling;
  • A hoarse voice or a deepened voice; a sore throat;
  • The loss of hair or an increase in hair growth
  • Acne or other skin issues;
  • Unknown muscle tenderness or weakness
  • An increase in pressure within the skull, causing severe headaches, ringing of your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision issues, and headaches behind your eyes,
  • Symptoms of a blood clot: sudden weakness or numbness; issues with speech or vision; swelling or redness in the legs or arms.

Common side effects of danocrine can include:

  • Flushing (sudden warmth, redness, or tingly sensation);
  • Menstrual changes;
  • Vaginal bleeding that is unusual or bleeding vaginally;
  • Breast changes;
  • Sexual issues;
  • Reduced amount of semen released during sexual sex;
  • Mood swings, nervousness, or
  • Dryness in the vagina and irritation.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Norethindrone, Medroxyprogesterone, Provera, Leuprolide, Sprintec, Lupron Depot, and Danazol


Danocrine is not recommended for use when you suffer from vaginal bleeding that is not diagnosed, porphyria or liver kidney disease, serious heart conditions, or if you've previously suffered a stroke or blood clot, as well as cancer that affects the breast, uterus, cervix, or vagina. Do not take it if you're expecting. Use effective birth control and inform your physician if you are pregnant.

Prior to use this drug

Danocrine is not a good choice. Danocrine in the event that you are allergic to it or suffer from

  • Bleeding vaginally that has not been diagnosed
  • Serious heart issues;
  • An occurrence of the stroke, or blood clots
  • Severe kidney or liver illness;
  • Porphyria (a genetic disorder of enzymes that can cause symptoms in the nervous system or skin) as well as
  • A history of cancer related to hormones, such as cancers of the breast, uterus, cervical, or vagina

Speak to your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Heart-related problems;
  • Hypertension;
  • The liver condition;
  • Kidney disease;
  • Epilepsy or any other seizures;
  • Diabetes or
  • Migraine headaches.

It's possible to require an unfavorable pregnancy test prior to commencing this treatment. Do not take Danocrine when you are expecting. It could harm the unborn baby or cause birth defects. Utilize effective birth control to stop pregnancy when you're using this medication. Consult your physician about the use of an unhormonal contraceptive (such as condoms or diaphragms containing spermicide) to stop the onset of pregnancy.

Danazol could be in the breast milk of a baby and could harm nursing babies. It is not recommended to breastfeed while taking Danazol. Danocrine is not permitted for use by anyone who is younger than

How to take Danocrine?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions. Your doctor may change the dosage. Follow the medication precisely as prescribed. You'll require frequent medical examinations. Danocrine may alter the results of certain medical tests. Be sure to inform any doctor treating you that you're taking Danocrine. Women who are taking Danocrine for treatment of endometriosis need to begin the treatment during the menstrual cycle.

Danocrine is generally prescribed over a period of 3–9 months in order to treat endometriosis. To stop the development of genetic angioedema, you may have to take the medication for a long time. Follow your doctor's dosage instructions extremely carefully. The dose you require may alter if you fall ill, suffer from an illness, a temperature, or an infection, or are undergoing a surgical procedure or medical emergency. Discuss with your physician any of these situations that could affect you. Don't alter your dose of medication or schedule without consulting your physician. Maintain at room temperature and away from heat, humidity, and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, avoid your missed dosage if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't have two doses at one time.

Consult your physician for treatment in the event that you missed more than two doses in the same row.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Follow your doctor's advice regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or any activity.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your physician all other medications you are taking, including:

  • Carbamazepine;
  • Cyclosporine;
  • Tacrolimus;
  • Warfarin;
  • Insulin, oral diabetes medication, or
  • Cholesterol-lowering medicines such as atorvastatin, lovastatin, or simvastatin.

This list isn't exhaustive. Other drugs can interact with danocrine, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are included here.