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What is danazol?

Danazol is a drug used to treat a variety of illnesses that affect women, though it may also be prescribed to men in some cases, too. The most common reason doctors prescribe danazol is to treat endometriosis. This condition can cause women to have pain in the abdomen or lower back. Other symptoms may be present such as pain before and during menstrual periods, pain during and after sexual activity and/or heavy or irregular bleeding. Endometriosis can cause women to become infertile. Doctors also prescribe danazol to treat breast pain, tenderness and lumps due to fibrocystic breast disease to reduce breast pain.

Doctors also use danazol to prevent flare-ups of a skin condition similar to hives called angioedema, in both men and women.

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