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Crinone 8% Vaginal gel


Overview

Introduction

Crinone 8% Vaginal gel is used to restore menstrual cycles in women whose periods have stopped. It is a natural female hormone important for regulating ovulation (release of an egg from a woman's ovary) and menstruation. It is used in the treatment of infertility to help you get pregnant.

You should use Crinone 8% Vaginal gel as your doctor has advised. Do not use more or less than you have been advised and do not use it for longer than recommended. You may be asked to continue using this medicine for a period after it is confirmed that you are pregnant.

The most common side effects include pain, abdominal pain, and nausea. You may also feel bloated, less interested in sex and get pain or discharge in your vagina. Very occasionally people get a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention.

It may not suit everybody, and you should tell your doctor if you have, or have had, breast cancer, unusual bleeding in the vagina or liver disease. You may be monitored more carefully if you have liver, kidney or heart problems or have diabetes or asthma. Let your doctor know your medical history to be safe. let your doctor know about all other medicines which may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. You will probably have several tests both before and during treatment to check your womb. In general, it is advisable not to use any other vaginal products or cream while using this medicine.

Side effects of Crinone Vaginal gel

Common
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Abdominal pain
    In most cases, this is mild enough to be treated at home. Try to rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax and relieve the pain. Drink plenty of clear fluids such as water and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, lemon juice or soda. Avoid alcohol and smoking as these can aggravate the pain. Eating slowly and having smaller and more frequent meals can also help. If the pain is severe, speak to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.
  • Coping with Pain
    Some people use herbal remedies, acupuncture and psychological therapies to manage pain. Using hot and cold compress can also help reduce the pain temporarily. Ask your doctor about suitable painkillers if it bothers you or does not go away.

How to use Crinone Vaginal gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying

How Crinone Vaginal gel works

Crinone 8% Vaginal gel is a progesterone (female hormone). It helps to establish and maintain pregnancy. It also prevents the increase in thickness of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) caused by estrogen.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Crinone 8% Vaginal gel is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Crinone 8% Vaginal gel is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • Crinone 8% Vaginal gel helps increase your chances of getting pregnant by replacing low levels of progesterone during luteal phase. It prepares the lining of your uterus to receive and nourish a fertilized egg.
  • If you become pregnant, Crinone 8% Vaginal gel can be used for another 10 to 12 weeks until your progesterone levels are high enough.
  • It also helps regulate menstrual cycle in women who do not have a regular period due to a decrease in the hormone progesterone. 
  • Use each applicator only once to insert the gel into your vagina and then throw it away. 
  • It exposes your body to less hormone compared to progesterone pills or injections thereby preventing various gastric side effects.
  • Do not use tampons or other vaginal products for at least 6 hours before and 6 hours after using Crinone 8% Vaginal gel.
  • You may get a brownish or white discharge during this time that may cause irritation, pain or swelling of the vagina. It is not unusual, but talk to your doctor if it bothers you.
     

Patient Concerns

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I have been told by doctors I have cystitis also simple cyst in right ovary . What should I be doing its been two years I have this issue
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hi PATIENT hormone therapy helps with cysts. Ask your doctor for a hormone replacement.
I am a male to female transsexual and I need Bilateral Orchiectomy at a fair cost I am already on hormone replacement therapy for 2 years anti androgen/spirnolactone (Aldactone) and estrodiol valerate progynova, I need to have bilateral orchiectomy at the cheapest option
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi Kindly consult to your nearest doctor
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FAQs

Q. What is Crinone and what is it used for?

Crinone contains micronized progesterone, which is a natural female sex hormone. It is used to treat menstrual and pregnancy-related issues that are caused due to hormonal imbalance. It is also prescribed along with estrogen as a part of hormonal replacement therapy for preventing endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the lining of the uterus).

Q. How and in what dose should I take Crinone?

For best results, take it strictly as per the advice of your doctor. The dose and duration depend on your exact medical condition. It is recommended to use it at the same time each day to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Q. What if I miss to take Crinone?

If you miss the dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If it is almost the time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose, instead continue the usual dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the for the missed one.

Q. What are the common side effects which I can experience while taking Crinone?

The common side effects are vaginal discharge, headache, feeling tired, stomach cramps, and breast tenderness. If any of the side effects bother you, please consult with your doctor.

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