Uses of this medication

How to use this medication

What you need to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication

Side effects and when to consult your health expert

Dosage and Missed Dose


General information


Brand names available: Danogen, Gonablok

Pronunciation      ---- DAN a zol 


Uses of this medication:

Danazole is used to treat Endometriosis and Fibrocystic breast disease. It is also used to treat attacks in hereditary angioedema.


How to use this medication:

Take danazol by mouth with food. Take it twice daily or as directed by your physician.


What you need to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.

Always remember to inform your health expert if you are taking any prescription or OTC medication.

Inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other medical conditions, allergies.

Pregnancy risk category is X. Start taking this medication during menstruation. If not early pregnancy test is required before start taking this medication. It causes birth defects to unborn baby, effective birth control methods are required while taking this medication.


Side effects and when to consult your health expert.

Oedema, Weight gain, Sweating, Hirsutism, Deepening of the voice, Amenorrhoea, reduction in breast size.

If any of these side effects worsen tell your doctor or pharmacist.


Dosage and Missed Dose:


For benign Breast disorders initially 100 to 400 mg daily in 2 divided doses adusted according response and used for 3 to 6 months.

For hereditary angioedema  initially 200mg three times a day and adjusted according to patient response. Or

Use as directed by your physician, your physician prescribe depending on the severity of disease.

Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.

Missed dose: If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose



Danazole should be stored at room temperature between (15-30 degrees C). Store it in a place where it won’t be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight never store in bathroom. Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.


General information


Danazol affect the blood sugar level while taking this medication check the blood sugar levels closely and adjust with diabetic medication if required by consulting your doctor.

Extreme caution is required in using this medication in children because its safety is not confirmed. This medication especially effect sexual development in children.

It is imp to read manufacturing packaging instruction carefully if available and always do not hesitate to consult pharmacist or physician for any information.


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