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Popular Brand: First Progesterone MC5, Progest, Prometrium (Progesterone)
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Overview and Benefits
Progesterone is a female hormone which is responsible for the regulation of menstruation and ovulation. The drug is prescribed to women who have not yet reached menopause but are not getting their periods due to the lack of progesterone.
The drug works by causing menstrual periods. It may also be prescribed to prevent overgrowth in the uterus lining in the postmenopausal women who are using estrogen hormone replacement therapy.
Progesterone should not be taken to prevent dementia or heart disease. The drug can increase the risk of developing these conditions.
How to Use
To ensure the safe use of Progesterone, let your doctor know if you have any of these conditions:
Your doctor should know if you have:
Use Progesterone as prescribed. Read and understand the medication guidelines, patient information and other instructions before you start using the drug.
The capsule should be taken with a full glass of water. The best time to take the medicine is at night. This is because the drug can cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Use the progesterone cream as directed.
This drug is at times prescribed for a short period of time; about 10 to 12 days. This is done during each menstrual cycle. Follow the instructions of your doctor carefully. You should also submit to physical exams and do self-examine for lumps in the breasts.
You may need to stop taking your dose if you are scheduled for surgery or need bed rest. Let all your doctors know you are using progesterone.
FDA Pregnancy Classification
It is unknown if Progesterone can cause harm to an unborn baby. Let the doctor know of your plans regarding pregnancy. The active ingredients can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding a baby.
Store at room temperature and away from light, heat and moisture.
Progesterone should not be used by women suffering from liver disease, have a history of breast cancer or are experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding. Patients who recently had a stroke, blood clot or a heart attack should also not use this medicine. The drug can increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, breast cancer or heart attack.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or get pregnant during treatment. The drug can cause harm to the unborn baby. During treatment, it is recommended to use birth control and let your doctor know if you become pregnant.
Some forms of Progesterone contain peanut oil. Let your doctor know if you are allergic to peanut.
Progesterone interacts with 171 drugs.
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