Danazol is an active component, which is used in various medications that treat pelvic pain, endometriosis, and infertility in women. This active component is a synthetic androgen derived from ethinyl testosterone. It indirectly decreases the production of estrogen by decreasing the pituitary secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. It binds to sex hormone receptors in target tissues so as to exhibit antiestrogenic, anabolic and weakly androgenic effects.
Class of Drugs – An androgen
Molecular Formula – C22H27NO2
Molecular Weight - 337.5 g/mol
Working: The ingredient Danazol is an androgen similar to testosterone hormone. To treat endometriosis and fibrocystic breast disease it decreases the number of hormones produced by the ovaries. In the treatment of angioedema, It helps to increase the amount of a certain protein in the defense system i.e the immune system of the body.
Uses: This active ingredient is used to treat pelvic pain and infertility due to a certain uterus disorder like endometriosis in women. It also treats breast pain/tenderness/nodules due to a certain breast condition like fibrocystic breast disease. It can be used to prevent swelling of the abdomen/arms/legs/face/airway in men and women due to a certain congenital disease.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This medication Danazol works as a main active ingredient in various popular brands. The brand medicine is available in dosages as:
- Danocrine: 50 mg, 100 mg, and 200 mg
Discuss with the doctor about medical history before taking this medication.