Consumer Medicine Information
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start to use PROVIRON. This leaflet will provide information about the benefits and risks of using PROVIRON. It will also advise you about how to take PROVIRON properly and when to tell your doctor about health-related conditions. If you have any questions or need more advice, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet in a handy place; you may wish to refer to it again before you have finished taking the tablets.
It is important to remember that PROVIRON is a PRESCRIPTION ONLY
MEDICINE - you should only use PROVIRON tablets as directed by your
Proviron is the brand name for 50 white tablets containing 25 mg mesterolone.
Proviron's AUST R number is 10712. As well as its active ingredient, Proviron contains lactose, starch-maize, povidone, methyl hydroxybenzoate, propyl hydroxybenzoate and magnesium stearate.
Proviron tablets are contained in amber glass bottles with a tamperproof closure.
PROVIRON balances a deficiency of male sex hormones (androgen) formation, which begins to fall gradually with increasing age. Therefore Proviron is suitable for the treatment of all conditions caused by insufficient natural androgen formation.
Proviron is used for:
Proviron is for use in male patients only.
Do not use PROVIRON if you have any of the conditions listed below. If any of these apply to you, tell your doctor.
Your doctor will conduct an examination of the prostate.
Your doctor will also note your family medical history.
Androgens are not suitable for enhancing muscular development in healthy individuals or for increasing physical ability.
Do not take PROVIRON if the packaging is worn or damaged, or if the bottle has been tampered with or the tablets do not look quite right.
Your doctor will conduct regular examinations of the prostate.
In rare cases benign and in even rarer cases malignant liver tumours leading in isolated cases to life-threatening bleeding within the stomach have been observed after the use of hormonal substances such as the one contained in Proviron.
Tell your doctor of the occurrence of unusual abdominal complaints, which do not disappear spontaneously within a short time.
The tablets are to be swallowed whole with liquid.
Your doctor will prescribe the dosage correct for your condition. Generally initial treatment consists of 1-2 tablets 3 times per day which may be reduced after some months.
For PROVIRON to work best it is very important to take PROVIRON exactly as your doctor tells you.
Tell your doctor if you notice any unwanted effect, especially if severe or persistent, or if there is a change in your health that you think might be caused by PROVIRON.
If, in individual cases, frequent or persistent erections occur, the dose should be reduced or the treatment discontinued in order to avoid injury to the penis.
As PROVIRON is given to you under the supervision of your doctor, it is very unlikely that you will receive too much. However if you experience any side effects after being given PROVIRON, tell your doctor immediately.
Proviron should be stored below 30 deg C. It should not be used after the expiry date printed on the outer box.
Should you have any questions on the use of PROVIRON you should discuss these with your doctor or pharmacist.
PROVIRON is distributed in Australia by Schering Pty Limited, 27-31 Doody Street, Alexandria NSW 2015.