Progesterone is used to prevent recurrent miscarriage and maintain pregnancy; to treat absence of menstruation (amenorrhoea) in women of childbearing age and abnormal uterine bleeding; as a hormone replacement therapy in post-menopausal women; to treat premenstrual syndrome (feelings of tension, irritability, depression, headache, breast tenderness, weight gain and bloating that occurs 7-10 days before menstruation) and depression following child birth.
Progesterone belongs to a class of medications called progestins (female hormones). It is used as a part of hormone replacement therapy to bring on the menstruation by decreasing the levels of estrogen in the uterus and replacing the natural progesterone in women who are lacking.
excessive gas in stomach; weight gain; fluid retention leading to swelling; tiredness; tenderness in breast; irritability, mood swings, vomiting, skin rashes and itching., pain in abdomen and lower abdomen, Urge to vomit, diarrhea, temporary feeling of sleepiness and dizziness following intake of progesterone; menstrual abnormalities abnormal vaginal discharge; breathlessness
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