What is Progesterone for:
This medication is a hormone, prescribed for replacement therapy in women who have passed menopause. It is also used to prevent uterine cancer.
How does Progesterone work:
Progestins are made by the body and are used by the milk-making glands and to help the period (menstrual) cycle. It helps with pregnancy.
How should Progesterone be used:
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a vaginal suppository to insert through vagina. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Common side effects of Progesterone :
Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension and constipation.
What do I do if I miss a dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses
What precautions should I take when taking Progesterone :
If you have an allergy to progesterone or any other part of this drug. If you have a peanut allergy and are taking the capsules. The capsules have peanut oil in them. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Bleeding into the brain, blood clots, breast cancer, heart attack, liver disease, stroke, or vaginal bleeding.
When do I need to seek medical help
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life. Chest pain or pressure. Trouble breathing. Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. Any rash. For women, period changes. These include lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Progesterone with other medicines:
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. – Taking them together can cause bad side effects. – Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Are there any food restrictions
How do I store Progesterone :
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. – Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Oestrogens & Progesterones & Related Synthetic Drugs