Uses of this medication
It is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Male infertility
- Testosterone deficiency
Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
- Increasing the production of male hormone.
Proviron is an orally applicable androgen, and DHT derivative. It is sold under the brand name Proviron, by Schering. It is a relatively weak androgen and rarely used for replacement therapies.
Reduced efficiency in middle & advanced age due to androgen deficiency 1 tab tid. After satisfactory clinical improvement try to reduce the dose. Treatment may be continued to 1 tab once daily or bid. Hypogonadism Max: 1-2 tab tid for several mth. Maintenance dose: 1 tab 2-3 times daily. Infertility for the improvement of sperm quantity & quality 1 tab bid-tid for about 90 days & repeated after at several week if necessary. Most patients
Enhance activities of ciclosporine, antidiabetics, thyroxine, anticoagulants. Long term use of testosterone may cause resistance to effects of neuromuscular blockers. Enhance fluid retention from corticosteroids.
Along with their useful effects, all medicines can cause unwanted side effects, which usually improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine. Speak with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or become troublesome. Moreover, Headache, depression, feeling sick, changes in sexual desire, enlarged breasts (in men), anxiety, feeling of weakness, swollen ankles, increased hair growth, baldness, excessively oily skin, acne, pins and needles, erections may be more frequent and last longer, early puberty..
If you experience black, tarry stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes), difficulty urinating or blood in the urine make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as possible.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any other side effects which you think may be due to this medicine. watch for more details.
In patients with carcinoma of the prostate, androgen therapy of any kind, including the use of Proviron, is contra-indicated.