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September 4, 1987

Managing Danazol Patients

JAMA. 1987;258(9):1246. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03400090130055

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Unlike the other manuals in this series, which tend to crowd a large amount of disparate information into a small space, this booklet may give you more detailed information about danazol than you believe is necessary. Dr Dickey is well qualified to write the monograph, because he has a PhD in pharmacology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a diplomate of the American Boards of Reproductive Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He begins the booklet with a detailed discussion of the pharmacology of danazol and the effects that it has on laboratory tests and drug interactions. Each of the 34 chapters in the booklet is short and concise, sometimes occupying only one or two pages. The information is categorized and indexed for quick reference. There are chapters that deal with the common side effects of danazol, such as nausea, vomiting, gastroenteritis, breakthrough bleeding,