Information about Progesterone
Progesterone is used in the treatment of hormone replacement therapy and female infertility. 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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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.
Frequently asked questions for Progesterone
Q. What is Progesterone and what is it used for?
Progesterone 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 Progesterone?
For best results, take it strictly as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day, and the number of days depends on the medical problem being treated. It is preferred to take it with food, usually at the same time of each day to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.
Q. What if I forget to take Progesterone?
If you miss the dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If it is almost the time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose, instead, continue the usual dosing schedule.
Q. What are the common side effects which I can experience while taking Progesterone?
Most common side effects include headache, dizziness, breast tenderness, nausea, bloating, mood swings and stomach upset. Most of them are temporary if persist consult your doctor.