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    Progesterone (Natural Micronized)

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    Progesterone (natural micronized) uses

    Progesterone (Natural Micronized) is used for 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 (natural micronized) works

    Progesterone (Natural Micronized) 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.

    Common side effects of progesterone (natural micronized)

    Fatigue, Sleepiness, Headache, Abdominal pain
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    Last updated on:
    08 Feb 2019 | 05:48 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Progesterone (Natural Micronized)

    • Progesterone (Natural Micronized) 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 should be taken with food.
    • It may cause sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.

    Frequently asked questions for Progesterone (Natural Micronized)

    Progesterone (Natural Micronized)

    Q. What is Progesterone (Natural Micronized) and what is it used for?

     Progesterone (Natural Micronized) is a hormone which is used to treat menstrual periods and pregnancy-related issues that are caused due to hormonal imbalance. It is also prescribed along with estrogen as a part of hormone replacement therapy for preventing endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the lining of the uterus).

    Q. How and in what dose should I take Progesterone (Natural Micronized)?

    For best results, take it strictly as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day and duration will depend 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 (Natural Micronized)?

    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 (Natural Micronized)?

    Most common side effects include headache, dizziness, breast tenderness, nausea, bloating, mood swings and stomach upset. Most of them are temporary, but if these persist consult your doctor.

    Content on this page was last updated on 08 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)