Danol

Danol (Danazol) is made by Sanofi Winthrop Limited. It is now a second line treatment for endometriosis and is generally prescribed when other treatments have been tried and proved unsuccessful. What is Danol? Danol is a synthetic (artificial) hormone called an androgen, which means that it is a male type hormone, and is similar to [...]

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Dimetriose

Dimetriose (Gestrinone) is made by Hoechst for the treatment of endometriosis. What is Dimetriose? Dimetriose is a synthetic (artificial) hormone and is an antiprogestin (it acts against the hormone progestin that is naturally present in women). How Dimetriose works Dimetriose is thought to work in two ways. It acts on the pituitary gland (gland situated [...]

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DPLA

DLPA is an amino acid (protein) that has been found to be very helpful for the long-term control of chronic pain. It was used widely for osteo arthritis but has also proved to be very helpful in many women with endometriosis. The other beneficial effects of DLPA are helping people with depression and suppression of [...]

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Duphaston

Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) is made by Solvay Healthcare Limited. What is Duphaston? Duphaston is a synthetic (artificial) progestogen and is similar to the progesterone produced naturally by the ovaries. Duphaston can also be used in the treatment of: Abnormal uterine bleeding Pre-Menstrual Syndrome Infertility Threatened miscarriage Painful periods Absence of periods How Duphaston works The precise [...]

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Primolut-N & Utovlan

Primolut-N and Utovlan contain the active ingredient Norethisterone. Primolut-N is made by Shering. Utovlan is made by Searle. What are Primolut-N and Utovlan? Utovlan and Primolut-N are a synthetic progestogen (a steroid hormone similar to progesterone produced by the ovaries). How Primolut-N and Utovlan works This medication works by changing some of the effects of [...]

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Prostap SR

Prostap SR (Leuprorelin Acetate) is made by Wyeth Laboratories for the treatment of endometriosis. What is Prostap SR? Prostap SR is a nonapeptide (protein) analogue of the natural female hormone Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH). This means it is an artificial (and a stronger) form of GnRH. How Prostap SR works Prostap SR works by blocking [...]

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Provera/Depo-Provera

Provera and Depo-Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) are made by Pharmacia and Upjohn for the treatment of endometriosis. What is Provera/Depo-Provera? Provera/Depo-Provera is a synthetic (artificial) progestogen and is similar to the progesterone produced naturally by the ovaries. How Provera/Depo-Provera works Provera/Depo-Provera works by stopping the ovaries ovulating (producing eggs) and tricking the body into a pseudo [...]

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Suprecur

Suprecur (Buserelin) is a hormone, produced synthetically. It is a peptide (a group of amino acid organic compounds) and has actions similar to Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormones (GnRH). Suprecur is licensed for the treatment of endometriosis as well as for the preparation programme for women awaiting In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Suprecur is used in two different [...]

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Synarel

Synarel (Nafarelin) is made by Searle. It is a strong artificial form of the natural female hormone Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH). How Synarel works During the continuous use of Synarel (over three to four weeks) the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Leutinising Hormone (LH) produced by the pituitary gland (at the base of the brain) [...]

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Zoladex

Zoladex (Goserelin) is a synthetic analogue (artificial copy) of the natural female hormone Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) and is a GnRH agonist (works against). Zoladex is made by AstraZeneca. How Zoladex works Zoladex works by blocking the production of natural Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Leutinising Hormone (LH), which are produced by the pituitary gland [...]

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