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MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION


Overview

Introduction

MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION 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 MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION as your doctor has advised. It is generally given by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered at home. 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 taking this medicine for a period after it is confirmed that you are pregnant.

The most common side effects include fatigue, sleepiness, headache, vomiting, nausea, and abdominal pain. You may also feel less interested in sex and get pain or discharge in your vagina. Your doctor may be able to help you reduce or prevent side effects, consult with your doctor if they bother you or do not go away with time. Very occasionally people get a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Using this medicine may increase your risk of blood clots or breast cancer.

MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION 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. Check with your doctor 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. This medicine can alter your thinking or reactions and you may feel very tired so be careful if you drive or need to be alert. In general, alcohol is not recommended while taking this medicine.

Side effects of Microgest Injection

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Abdominal 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 Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • 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.

How to use Microgest Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Microgest Injection works

MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION 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
MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION 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 MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • MICROGEST 100 MG INJECTION is a natural progesterone available as a micronized formulation which helps in better absorption of this medicine.
  • It is used as a part of hormone replacement therapy generally in combination with estrogen.
  • It may also be used in the treatment of problems related to menstrual periods such as amenorrhea (absence of periods).
  • It also helps in the maintenance of pregnancy in women who are at higher risk of miscarriage.
  • It may cause sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.

Patient Concerns

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Which of rout is tab microgest 200 mg at 23 wks
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Why medicine at this gestationIt can be taken oral or vaginal and even sublingual
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.
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FAQs

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

Microgest 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 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 Microgest?

Microgest is given as an injection into the muscle, by a doctor or nurse only. The dose and duration are decided by your doctor, depending on your exact medical condition.

Q. What if I miss to take Microgest?

Ideally, you must try not to miss any dose. In case if you have missed any dose, please consult with your doctor.

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

The common side effects associated with Microgest are local injection site reactions (redness, pain or swelling), nausea, vaginal discharge, weight changes, jaundice, mental depression, and fever. If any of these side effects bother you, please consult with your doctor.

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References
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