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Can Duphaston be taken on a monthly basis?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: March 18, 2022 10:13 AM

Anonymous 5 months

Hi. I am a 29 year old woman. I’ve been told that i had PCOS last year. But i managed to conceive naturally. However, i had a missed miscarriage. Since then my cycles have been haywire. When i was single, i used to eat duphaston to force my period out. May i know if duphaston can be taken on a monthly basis to help with my period? I took it last month already, just wondering if i should take it this month as well. Please note that my family has history of blood clot due to BCP. Thank you

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 5 months
General Practitioner

Hello and good morning.
Thank you for your question.

Based on your question, I understand that you are worried about your situation. I will try to help you.

For your information, Duphaston contains progesterone, one of the few hormones that regulates menstruation and aids pregnancy. It can be used to treat various problems associated with menstruation and pregnancy.

It’s important to note that Duphaston is a hormonal therapy and has different dosages for treatment of different conditions. While it can be used monthly to regulate the menstrual cycle, I would highly recommend you further discuss this with your doctor to fully assess your situation with PCOS and irregular menstruation, especially given your family history of blood clots with the use of birth control pills. Blood clots due to birth control pills are caused by the hormone oestrogen, however we will need to do a more detailed risk assessment for you before commencing any long term treatment or therapy.

Still worried about your menstrual cycle? Speak to a gynaecologist today to ease your mind.

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current condition. Therefore I highly recommend you speak to your doctor regarding your situation to provide you with the safest and best route of care to manage your condition as a whole, taking into account the various factors mentioned above and more. You can contact our doctor online for further information and treatment.

I hope this answer helps you. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Fri Mar 18 2022 10:13:46 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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