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Dienogest

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Progestin Visanne Adult

Dienogest - Dosage and How to Use

How should Dienogest be used?

  • ​Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • You should stop taking other hormonal treatments before starting this medication.
  • You should take this medication after food.
  • You may start taking this medication on any day of the menstrual cycle.
  • You should take one tablet daily without break, preferably at the same time every day, regardless of menstrual bleeding.
  • When a pack is finished, the next pack should be started without interruption.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you vomit or have diarrhoea within 3 – 4 hours after taking a tablet, the tablet may not be absorbed. This is considered a missed dose and you should take another tablet.

What should I do if I overdose?

Dienogest - Additional Information

  • Updated on Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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