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What Is Duphaston?

Duphaston tablet is used in the treatment of menstrual disorders caused by lack of hormones in women. It is a synthetic alternative for progesterone that performs the same function as the female hormone, progesterone. It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.


It contains Dydrogesterone as its active ingredient. 


It is used in the treatment, prevention and control of menstrual disorders, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, secondary amenorrhea, pre-menstrual syndrome, miscarriages, abnormal uterine bleeding, and threatened or habitual abortion, infertility due to luteal insufficiency and some other conditions not listed here.

Side Effects

Common and Uncommon side effects that may arise from the use of this product are; Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Dry mouth, Vomiting, Indigestion, Rash, Itching, Hives, Cough, Nausea, Mood swings, Depression, Breast pain, Sleeping difficulty, Dizziness, Weakening of bones, Missed menstrual cycle, Drowsiness and Headache.


It should be used as recommended by a physician.

How long does it take for Duphaston to take effect?

The amount of time required for the results of this product to be seen is not clinically established. 


Duphaston may interact and interfere with the effects of the following drugs and product; Alcohol, Rifampcin, Ritonavir, Nevirapine, Phenytoin, Phenobarbital, Carbamazepine and some others not listed here. It is advisable to consult your physician before administering this drug.


Duphaston should not be used by patients below 18 years of age. Avoid consuming alcohol, driving or operating heavy machinery, while using this drug.


Duphaston should not be used by patients who suffer from breast cancer and those who are allergic to its constituents. It should be used with caution by patients who suffer from renal impairment and depression.

Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this product?

Duphaston may interact with alcohol and worsen or cause severe side effects.

Is it safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Yes, Duphaston can be used by pregnant and lactating women. However, it is important that you consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Dydrogesterone vs Progesterone

Dydrogesterone has structural and pharmacological similarities to progesterone. It is well-tolerated, safe, has good oral bioavailability and few side effects. Results have shown that dydrogesterone is as effective as progesterone in the treatment of menstrual disorders and other conditions caused by lack of hormones in women.

Price of Duphaston

It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy for Three Thousand, One Hundred Naira.


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