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GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule


Overview

Introduction

GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is a natural female sex hormone, progesterone. 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).  It should be taken without food, preferably in the evening or at bedtime. It should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. You should continue taking it for as long as your doctor has told you to, even if you feel well. 

The most common side effects include headache, feeling very tired, stomach cramps, pain or swelling in your abdomen and feeling sick. Side effects are more common during the first few weeks and usually lessen as your body gets used to the medicine. You may also experience bleeding or spotting between your periods, consult with your doctor if it happens frequently. If you experience dizziness or tiredness, avoid driving or activity which requires mental concentration. 

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have, or have had, breast cancer, unusual bleeding in the vagina or liver disease. You will probably have several tests both before and during treatment to check your womb.  Also, tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. In general, it is advisable to avoid alcohol and smoking.

Uses of GEN Soft Gelatin Capsule

Side effects of GEN Soft Gelatin Capsule

Common
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Uterine bleeding

How to use GEN Soft Gelatin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How GEN Soft Gelatin Capsule works

GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is a progesterone (female hormone). It works on the lining of the uterus and helps to establish and maintain pregnancy in infertile women. It helps in protecting the uterus from the negative effects of oestrogen when used for the treatment of postmenopausal symptoms.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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
UNSAFE
GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is however not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is used in the treatment of female infertility and as a part of hormone replacement therapy.
  • It regulates menstrual cycles, treats heavy bleeding, and prevents thickening of the uterus.
  • It is also used to restore menstruation in women with secondary amenorrhea (the absence of menstrual cycles).
  • It should be taken without food, preferably in the evening or at bedtime.
  • It may cause sleepiness or drowsiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how GEN 200mg Soft Gelatin Capsule affects you.
  • It may cause bleeding  or spotting in between menstrual periods. Let your doctor know if this occurs frequently.

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FAQs

Q. Can you take GEN every day?

Yes, GEN can be taken every day. It is usually prescribed to be taken once daily in the evening or at bedtime. The usual duration of prescription may vary from 10-12 days a month to 25 days a month. However, the number of days for which you will need to take this medicine in each cycle will be suggested by your doctor depending upon your health condition.

Q. Does GEN cause weight gain?

Yes, taking GEN may cause weight gain. The weight gain may be due to water retention and may not be a serious sign. However, contact your doctor in case your weight gain is worrying you. The risk of weight gain is generally less if GEN is taken with estrogen as a combined pill. But, do not start any hormonal therapy without consulting 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. GEN (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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Feron Healthcare Private Limited., Shri Ven Ascot, Walker Town, Secunderabad – 500 025
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