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Crinone 8 % Vaginal gel

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Overview

Introduction of CRINONE Vaginal gel

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

Crinone 8 % Vaginal gel prepares the lining of uterus to receive and nourish a fertilized egg. It is recommended to use it at the same time each day to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body. It may cause a brownish or white discharge from vagina but its normal as will resolve when you stop using this medicine.

CRINONE Vaginal gel side effects

Common
  • Tiredness
  • Hot flushes
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation

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 contains a progesterone (a female sex 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.

CRINONE Vaginal gel related warnings

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.
Lactation
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

Alternate Brands

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No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Crinone 8 % Vaginal gel helps increase your chances of getting pregnant. It prepares the lining of your uterus to receive and nourish a fertilized egg. 
  • If you become pregnant, it 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. 
  • It exposes your body to less hormone compared to 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. It is not unusual, but talk to your doctor if it bothers you.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to CRINONE

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Skin Specialist
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FAQs

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

CRINONE contains 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 may also be 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.

Q. How is progesterone beneficial for fertility and pregnancy?

Progesterone is a very crucial hormone in fertility. It is the hormone secreted by the ovaries that helps prepare the uterus for pregnancy and maintain it. CRINONE (form of progesterone) is given as a medicine in cases of infertility to support the uterus in preparing itself for the pregnancy and to prevent the abortions in some cases. It is also used to prevent premature labor.

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