Progesterone belongs to a group of medicines known as progestins. It is used as a part of hormone replacement therapy in women. Progesterone works by decreasing the amount of estrogen in the uterus thereby, decreasing the risk of developing uterine cancer. Progesterone prevents abnormal thickening of the lining of uterus in post-menopausal women. When given to women of child-bearing age, it induces menstruation by replacing the natural progesterone that some women are missing.
Progesterone tablet is for oral administration only.
Take it with a full glass of water.
This medicine should be taken with a meal.
Take it at the same time each day to help you remember.
Please follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the dosage and method of administration of progesterone.
It is usually taken once a day in the evening or at bedtime.
Progesterone is usually taken on a rotating schedule that alternates between 10-12 days when you take progesterone and 16-18 days when you do not.
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it with a glass of water.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it is time for your next dose.
Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly or without your doctor’s permission.
Do not take two doses at one time to compensate for a previously missed dose.
Consult a doctor immediately if you experience any undesirable effects.
Store this medicine at room temperature and away from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture.
Do not use it after its expiry date.
Do not use if the quality seal is broken or missing.
Keep this medicine away from the reach of children and pets.
Do not forget to show up for your pelvic exam, breast exam, and mammogram.
Always talk to your doctor before taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine with progesterone.
Progesterone capsule is used for the following purposes:
Part of hormone replacement therapy in women who have passed menopause and have not had a hysterectomy.
To prevent abnormal thickening of the uterine lining caused by estrogen.
To reduce the risk of uterine cancer.
To regulate menstrual cycle of a woman of child-bearing age who previously had a normal cycle but stopped menstruating suddenly.
Some women may experience:
Heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
Pain in the pelvis
White or brown vaginal discharge
Muscle, joint, or bone pain.
This medicine may be used by pregnant women; however, caution is advised.
This medicine is not recommended for use by lactating females; consult your healthcare provider for more advice.
Please do not drive a vehicle immediately after taking progesterone as it may make you dizzy or drowsy.
Patients suffering from kind of liver disease should use progesterone with extreme caution.
Patients suffering from kind of kidney disease should use progesterone with extreme caution.
It is recommended to reduce your alcohol consumption when you are taking progesterone.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Do not use it for longer than it is prescribed.
Do not alter your dosage without a doctor’s approval.
Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking progesterone.
Give your doctor your complete medical history especially of kidney disease, liver disease, unexplained vaginal bleeding, miscarriage, breast or reproductive organ cancer, diabetes, depression, blood lots, migraine, seizures, and gallbladder disease.
Tell your doctor about all the prescription and nonprescription medications that you are taking or plan to take.
Tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking.
Inform your doctor that you are taking progesterone before undergoing any kind of surgery.
Get out of bed slowly and rest your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.
Consult your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Do not give progesterone to children unless a medical professional asks you to do so.
Do not use progesterone if you are allergic to it.
Progesterone is contraindicated in women who are suffering from pre-existing breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, uterine cancer, or vaginal cancer.
Progesterone should not be used in women with undiagnosed vaginal bleeding.
Do not use this medicine if you have had your uterus removed.
What are its indications?
This medicine is used for treating severe symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), post-natal depression, and habitual and threatened abortion.
How to store this medicine?
Please store at room temperature ranging from 15°C to 30°C, away from sunlight and out of the reach of children.
Read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.
How to administer this medicine?
It is mostly used orally. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.
This medicine is not recommended for children.
What are its side effects?
The patients administered with this medicine may experience menstrual changes, soreness, diarrhea, and flatulence with rectal route.
What are its precautions?
The patients with liver dysfunction and hormone-sensitive conditions should use this medicine cautiously.
What are its effects on pregnancy and lactation?
The effects of this medicine in pregnant females are unknown. Please consult your doctor before use.
The effects of this medicine in nursing females are unknown. Please consult your doctor before use.
What are its contraindications?
The patients with undiagnosed causes of vaginal bleeding should avoid use of this medicine.
Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.
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