What is Danol?
Danol capsules contain the active ingredient danazol, which is a synthetic steroid hormone resembling a group of natural sex hormones (androgens) found in the body.
What is Danol used for?
Danol is used for treating Endometriosis, for relieving severe breast pain and tenderness in benign fibrocystic breast disease. It also treats a condition called hereditary angioedema that can lead to nettle rash and swelling around the eyes, mouth and hands (this is an unlicensed use of this medicine).
How does Danol work?
Danazol inhibits the production of hormones known as gonadotrophins by the pituitary gland. Gonadotrophins usually stimulate the production of sex hormones like oestrogen and progestogen that are responsible for the body processes such as menstruation and ovulation.
How is Danol consumed?
Danazol capsules should be swallowed whole with a drink of water. They can be taken either with or without food.
Is the medicine Danol safe to consume during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
This medicine may be harmful to an unborn baby and should not be used during pregnancy. Danol should not be used by breastfeeding women because of the potential harm it may cause to a nursing infant.