Femoston is a hormonal drug based on analogues of female sex hormones - estradiol and dydrogesterone. It is designed to equalize the hormonal background of a woman who is disturbed during the menopause. Estradiol replenishes the deficiency of estrogens, and dydrogesterone contributes to the onset of the phase of endometrial secretion. In general, Femoston is aimed at removing the symptoms characteristic of the climacteric period, and easier and more comfortable transfer.
Femoston is available in three dosages (1/10, 2/10 and 1/5) and is administered on an individual schedule on strictly defined days of the menstrual cycle, and in the absence of menstruation on the estimated days of their onset.
In some cases, the "intended use" of Femoston can be changed. More often, doctors often use the properties of this drug to solve some problems that prevent a woman from becoming pregnant. This is a lack of estrogen and a thin endometrium. As we have already said, dydrogesterone, which is part of the drug, helps the endometrium enter the phase of secretion. In simple words, this means that Femoston promotes thickening and growth of the uterine mucosa, which is what is needed to easily attach a fertilized egg to it. There is also an opinion that the drug helps to restore ovulation, without which conception is impossible (although during the adoption of Femoston, ovulation, as a rule, does not occur, only after cancellation). It seems that the appointment of Femoston in planning pregnancy can be fully justified.
However, not all gynecologists support this practice. First, the dosage of Femoston is too high, and with the onset of pregnancy this may not be the best way to affect the fetus. Secondly, the effectiveness of such therapy in planning is quite low: Pregnancy usually comes on the abolition of Femoston after a long period of admission, but such happiness rarely happens. Thirdly, the drug is very poorly tolerated by women. Almost all of them observe certain side effects, of which Femoston has a large number. Most often, dizziness, headaches, stomach pains, in the pelvic region and in the mammary glands, nausea, flatulence, irritability, violation of the menstrual cycle, but cases of more serious violations are also common. Of course, there are women who are well tolerated by Femoston when planning pregnancy, without noticing any side effects.
And yet, many experts in the field of gynecology consider a more justified and effective scheme, at which in the first phase of the cycle a woman takes an estrogen-containing preparation suitable for planning, and in the second - Duphaston (dydrogesterone).
If your gynecologist has appointed you Femoston in the planning of pregnancy, then it will not be superfluous to consult one more with one. When deciding on taking a drug, be sure to take into account contraindications. It is necessary to urgently stop taking Femoston in planning when the pregnancy has occurred or even is only suspected. All the details of taking Femoston necessarily need to be agreed with the doctor.