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Utegest 100mg Capsule

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Introduction

Utegest 100mg 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.

Utegest 100mg Capsule 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 abdominal bloating, abdominal pain, dizziness, headache, depression, breast tenderness, hot flushes, vaginal discharge, joint paint, and urinary incontinence. 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.

Benefits of Utegest Capsule

In Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone Placement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment to relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness and reduced sex drive. Since menopause can last for several years, this treatment can make a big improvement to your daily life and mood. Progesterone is one of two important hormones (the other is oestrogen) used in this treatment. Vaginal tablets and gels are an easy way to deliver hormones but may not treat all the symptoms. You should use this medicine as it is prescribed, and for as long as it is prescribed by your doctor.

In Female infertility

Utegest 100mg Capsule contains progesterone, a female hormone that is important in the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. It is used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not reached menopause but are not having periods due to a lack of natural progesterone in the body. Progesterone helps to prepare the uterus for pregnancy by causing the uterus lining (endometrium) to thicken. This increases the chance of a successful pregnancy. You should use the medicine as prescribed for it to be effective. You may be asked to continue with this treatment for a period after becoming pregnant.

Side effects of Utegest Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Utegest

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Breast tenderness
  • Hot flushes
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Joint pain
  • Urinary incontinence

How to use Utegest Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Utegest 100mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Utegest Capsule works

Utegest 100mg 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 Utegest 100mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Utegest 100mg Capsule is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Utegest 100mg 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
Utegest 100mg 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 Utegest 100mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Utegest 100mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Utegest 100mg Capsule is however not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Utegest 100mg 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 Utegest 100mg Capsule affects you.
  • It may cause bleeding  or spotting in between menstrual periods. Let your doctor know if this occurs frequently.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Progesterone Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GYNAECOLOGICAL

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. Can you take Utegest 100mg Capsule every day?

Yes, Utegest 100mg Capsule 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 Utegest 100mg Capsule cause weight gain?

Yes, taking Utegest 100mg Capsule 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 Utegest 100mg Capsule 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. Utegest 100mg Capsule (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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