Danazol for Endometriosis
How It Works
Danazol is a drug that lowers Reference estrogen Opens New Window levels and increases Reference androgen Opens New Window levels. This puts the body in a state that is like Reference menopause Opens New Window and can cause some male physical traits, as well. As a result, danazol:
- Stops the ovaries' monthly release of a mature egg (Reference ovulation Opens New Window).
- Shrinks Reference endometriosis Opens New Window growths (implants) and reduces endometriosis pain for most women.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology