CRINONE 8% APLICAP

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Composition for CRINONE(MERCK) 8% APLICAP

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Medicine Overview of CRINONE(MERCK) APLICAP

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Uses of CRINONE(MERCK) APLICAP

Crinone 8% aplicap is used in the treatment of female infertility.
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Side effects of CRINONE(MERCK) APLICAP

Common

Headache, Abdominal pain, Abdominal distension, Nausea, Uterine contractions.

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How to use CRINONE(MERCK) APLICAP

Take the medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Wipe the tip of the aplicap and cut the end with a clean instrument. Compress the body to squeeze out the contents and apply it to the affected area.

How CRINONE(MERCK) APLICAP works

Crinone 8% aplicap is a progestin (female hormones). It works as part of hormone replacement therapy by replacing the amount of oestrogen in the uterus. It works to bring on menstruation by replacing the natural progesterone that some women are missing.

In Depth Information on CRINONE(MERCK) APLICAP

Expert advice for CRINONE(MERCK) APLICAP

  • Tell your doctor if you experience any unexpected bleeding. 
  • Tell your doctor if you have any conditions like recurrent fits, migraine, asthma, and heart or kidney dysfunction, as progesterone causes fluid retention and may worsen these conditions.
  • Do not use progesterone vaginal preparation simultaneously with any other vaginal therapy.
  • Exercise caution if you are suffering from abnormal glucose tolerance as progesterone might interfere in glucose metabolism.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to progesterone or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, blood clot in veins (thrombophlebitis) or those who have severe liver damage.
  • Do not use if you are suffering from or with history of any bleeding disorder (active deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism).
  • Do not use if you have progesterone sensitive tumors.
Warnings
Special precautions for CRINONE 8% APLICAP
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Crinone 8% aplicap is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Crinone 8% aplicap is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery because the risk of somnolence may occur.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for CRINONE(MERCK) 8% APLICAP

Frequently asked questions for Progesterone Topical

Q. Is progesterone a steroid?
Progesterone is a steroidal hormone naturally produced by the body and essential for the maintenance of a healthy uterus
Q. Is estrogen and progesterone the same?
No. Estrogen and progesterone are two different steroidal hormones that work together for the development and maintenance of the female reproductive system
Q. Is progesterone an androgen / diuretic / probiotic?
Progesterone belongs to a class of medications called as progestins (female hormones) and is different from androgens (predominantly male hormones). It is not a diuretic or probiotic
Q. Is utrogestan bioidentical/ natural progesterone / containing HCG?
Yes. Utrogestan is a trade name for hormone progesterone. It is structurally and functionally identical to the progesterone hormone naturally produced by the body and therefore bioidentical. It is sometimes referred to as natural progesterone, although it is synthesized in laboratories. It does not contain human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone
Q. Is utrogestan same as cycloset?
No. Utrogestan and cycloset contain different active drugs. Utrogestan is a trade name for hormone progesterone. Cycloset is a trade name for active drug bromocriptine
Q. Does progesterone/susten/susten400/susten100/utrogestan delay or stop period?
Susten and utrogestan are trade names for hormone progesterone. Progesterone can delay or stop periods for as long as it is taken. Your periods will return within a few days of stopping
Q. Does progesterone increase breast size / cause acne/ sleepiness?
Progesterone has a side effect of causing breast tenderness, discomfort and increase in breast size. Acne is also a common side effect of taking progesterone. You may experience sleepiness and dizziness for few hours after taking progesterone
Q. Can I take progesterone without a uterus?
Progesterone is not needed in women without a uterus or those who have undergone hysterectomy (surgery to remove the uterus)
Q. Can I take progesterone with levothyroxine/synthroid/ tamoxifen/clomid?
There are no known drug interactions between progesterone when taken with synthroid (active drug- levothyroxine) or tamoxifen or clomid (active drug- clomiphene). However, inform your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on progesterone
Q. Can I just take progesterone without estrogen?
Yes. Your doctor may prescribe medicines that contain only progesterone.
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