Hydroxyprogesterone is a progestin (female hormone). It works by modulating the immune response of the mother to prevent rejection of the embryo and allow its attachment to the uterus. This prevents miscarriage and helps lower the risk of premature birth in women who have had one premature delivery in the past.
Q. What is Biogest 200mg Capsule and what is it used for?
Biogest 200mg Capsule is a type of female sex hormone. It helps to lower the risk of preterm delivery (early birth) in a pregnant woman, who had delivered a preterm baby in the past.
Q. How should I take Biogest 200mg Capsule?
Biogest 200mg Capsule should be taken in the dose decided by your doctor. Your dose will depend on your exact medical condition. It can be taken with or without food. It is advisable to take Biogest 200mg Capsule at a fixed time each day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.
Q. What if I miss a dose of Biogest 200mg Capsule?
Ideally, you should try not to miss any dose. However, if you miss a dose consult with your doctor as soon as you remember. You may consider taking the medicine at the same time or linking any particular daily activity like having food to fix a set time for medicine. You can also try pill reminders or pill boxes.
Q. What are the side effects of using Biogest 200mg Capsule?
The common side effects of Biogest 200mg Capsule include nausea, diarrhea and hives. However, most of these side effects are not severe and resolve once your body adjusts to the medicine. If any of these side effects bother you, please consult your doctor.
Q. Is Biogest 200mg Capsule safe?
Biogest 200mg Capsule is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.