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    Progesterone

    Information about Progesterone

    Progesterone uses

    Progesterone is used in the treatment of female infertility and hormone replacement therapy. It is also used to restore menstruation in women with secondary amenorrhea (the absence of menstrual cycles).

    How progesterone works

    Progesterone 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.

    Common side effects of progesterone

    Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Bloating, Uterine bleeding , Stomach pain
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    Last updated on:
    15 Feb 2019 | 11:22 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Progesterone

    • Progesterone 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).
    • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime.
    • It may cause sleepiness or drowsiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Progesterone affects you.
    • It may cause bleeding  or spotting in between menstrual periods. Let your doctor know if this occurs frequently.


    Content on this page was last updated on 15 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)