Proper Use

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It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may cause unwanted side effects.

You must start taking this medicine while you are having your monthly period.

In order for danazol to help you, it must be taken regularly for the full time of treatment as ordered by your doctor.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (capsules):
    • For treatment of mild endometriosis:
      • Adults—At first, 200 to 400 milligrams (mg), divided in two doses, for at least 3 to 6 months and up to 9 months. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and tolerated.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For treatment of moderate to severe endometriosis:
      • Adults—At first, 800 milligrams (mg) per day, divided in two doses, for at least 3 to 6 months and up to 9 months. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and tolerated.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For treatment of fibrocystic breast disease:
      • Adults—100 to 400 milligrams (mg) per day, divided in two doses. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and tolerated.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For prevention of hereditary angioedema:
      • Adults—At first, 200 milligrams (mg) two or three times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and depending upon your condition.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.