Progesterone is used in premenstural syndrome (symptoms before onset of mensturation).
How it works
Progesterone stimulates luteal actions, changes in uterus and vagina as seen in early pregnancy. It also has prolonged uterotrophic effect. Contractile response of the myometrium to oxytocin is inhibited.
Common side effects
Anxiety, Bone pain, Breast tenderness, Breast pain, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in urination, Headache, Irritation, Mood swings, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Running nose, Sneezing, Stomach upset, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting, Fatigue