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Stilbestrol Tablets

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Stilbestrol 0.5 MG Description

Stilbestrol Tab consists of diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic form of the female hormone, oestrogen. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a medicine used to manage symptoms associated with prostate cancer treat

ment in men. Prostate cancer refers to the growth of cancer cells in the prostate gland(semen producing gland). It is the most common malignancy seen in men. Originally diethylstilbestrol was created to help women boost their natural oestrogen production. Stilbestrol Tab is a strong agonist of the oestrogen receptor. It is also used in the treatment of menopausal and postmenopausal diseases, as well as to prevent miscarriage or early delivery in pregnant women who are at risk. Stilbestrol Tab can be taken with or without food. Try to take your doses at the same time every day, as this will make it easier for you to remember. It is also available in the form of pessaries that are supposed to be inserted into the vagina.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹93.50
You Save₹16.50 (15% on MRP)
ContainsDiethylstilbestrol(0.5 Mg)
UsesProstate cancer, Postpartum lactation suppression, Postmenopausal breast cancer, Atrophic vaginitis, Gonorrheal vaginitis, Menopausal symptoms
Side effectsBreast swelling and tenderness, Nausea and weight gain, Abdominal pain and cramps, Loss of appetite, Painful menstruation, Bloating
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Uses of Stilbestrol 0.5 MG

  • Treatment of prostate cancer
  • Treatment of postpartum lactation suppression
  • Treatment of postmenopausal breast cancer
  • Treatment of atrophic vaginitis
  • Treatment of gonorrheal vaginitis
  • Treatment of menopausal symptoms

Contraindications of Stilbestrol 0.5 MG

  • If you have breast cancer
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you have a bleeding disorder
  • If you have an allergy to diethylstilbestrol or other components of Stilbestrol Tab
  • If you have lactose intolerance
  • If you have any liver disease

Side effects of Stilbestrol 0.5 MG

  • Breast swelling and tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Painful menstruation
  • Bloating

Precautions and Warnings of Stilbestrol 0.5 MG



Can I take Stilbestrol tab during pregnancy?
Stilbestrol tab can be unsafe if you are pregnant. Studies have shown harmful effects of the medicines on the developing baby. If you are pregnant, you should take the tablet only if recommended by your physician.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Stilbestrol tab while breastfeeding?
You should consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Studies showed undetectable amounts of it in breastmilk, so it is unlikely to cause severe damage in babies. Still, it is essential to proceed with caution.


Can I drive if I have taken Stilbestrol tab?
Stilbestrol tab may cause side effects that could affect your ability to drive. The tablet may decrease alertness, and make you feel dizzy and lightheaded. Do not drive if you are experiencing side effects after taking this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with the Stilbestrol tab?
Avoid consuming alcohol with a Stilbestrol tab. It increases the severity of side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, lethargy, liver injury, etc. It also worsens the condition of the disease for which you are using this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a kidney or liver disease for appropriate dose adjustments.
  • You have heart disease or if your blood arteries are clogged.
  • You experience side effects that are worsening or bothering you.
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines you are already taking.

Mode of Action of Stilbestrol 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Stilbestrol consists of diethylstilbestrol, which is a nonsteroidal synthetic oestrogen that has similar effects to natural oestrogens produced in the body. It works by interacting with the oestrogen ...
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Directions for Use of Stilbestrol 0.5 MG

  • Take Stilbestrol Tab exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • In the case of a tablet, take it by mouth along with a glass of water.
  • Take the medicine at the same time every day.
  • Your doctor will tell you how many tablets you should take every day.
  • It is also available as a pessary that is to be inserted into the vagina. Your doctor will inform you about how to use the same.

Interactions of Stilbestrol 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist about any prescription and non-prescription medications, herbal products, vitamins and nutritional supplements, you are taking or plan to take as there is a chance of d...
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  • Medicines like tranexamic acid, sodium tetradecyl sulphate and certain anti-aromatase agents are very dangerous if consumed with Stilbestrol Tab.
  • Griseofulvin, nevirapine, troleandomycin, chloramphenicol, boceprevir, clobazam, telaprevir, mifepristone, and artemether produce harmful side effects when consumed along with Stilbestrol tab.

Interactions with food items

  • You can continue with the usual diet as food doesn’t influence the effect of Stilbestrol Tab. Talk to your doctor about any supplements or herbal drinks you are currently taking before using Stilbestr...
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Storage and disposal of Stilbestrol 0.5 MG

Store Stilbestrol tab in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature. You must dispose of any old or no longer needed medication throu...
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Dosage of Stilbestrol 0.5 MG


Stilbestrol tab overdose can cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea. If you overdose on Stilbestrol Tab and experience any of these symptoms, immediately seek emergency medical treatment from...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss taking a dose of Stilbestrol tab, take it as soon as possible. If your next dose is approaching, skip the missing dose and return to your regular schedule. Do not take two doses at the sam...
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Dr. Zishan Ahmad

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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Does the Stilbestrol tab possess habit-forming properties?

A: No evidence of habit-forming has been established.

Q: Can I operate heavy machinery while taking the Stilbestrol tab?

A: If you experience any side effects like drowsiness and dizziness, it is advisable to avoid using heavy machinery that requires focus.

Q: Can I stop taking the Stilbestrol tab if I feel an improvement in my symptoms?

A: You should consult with your doctor if you want to discontinue the medicine. Do not discontinue on your own as it may worsen your symptoms.
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Last Updated on: 07 Feb 2022 | 04:44 PM (IST)
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