danazol - oral, Danocrine
GENERIC NAME: DANAZOL - ORAL (DAY-nuh-zole)
BRAND NAME(S): Danocrine
WARNING: This medication must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. In women of childbearing age, this medication should be started during their menstrual period. If not, then they should have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medication. It is important to prevent pregnancy while using this medication. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss using at least 2 reliable forms of non-hormonal birth control (such as condoms, diaphragm with spermicide) while using this medication. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.
Danazol has rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) blood clots (such as stroke), liver disease, and increased pressure on the brain (benign intracranial hypertension). Seek immediate medical attention if you have any symptoms of these side effects, including weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, vision changes, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, mental/mood changes (such as confusion), severe/persistent headache.
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