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.
Q. What is Progex Depot 250mg Injection and what is it used for?
Progex Depot 250mg Injection contains progesterone, which 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 Progex Depot 250mg Injection?
Progex Depot 250mg Injection is given as an injection into the muscle, by a doctor or nurse only. The dose and duration are decided by your doctor, depending on your exact medical condition. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Progex Depot 250mg Injection.
Q. What are the common side effects which I can experience while taking Progex Depot 250mg Injection?
The common side effects associated with Progex Depot 250mg Injection are local injection site reactions (redness, pain or swelling), nausea, vaginal discharge, weight changes, jaundice, mental depression and fever. If any of these side effects bother you, please consult with your doctor.
Q. Does Progex Depot 250mg Injection cause weight gain?
Yes, the use of Progex Depot 250mg Injection may cause weight gain. The weight gain may be due to water retention and may not be a serious sign. However, contact your doctor in case your weight gain is worrying you.
Q. How is Progex Depot 250mg Injection beneficial for fertility and pregnancy?
Progex Depot 250mg Injection is a very crucial hormone in fertility. It is the hormone secreted by the ovaries that helps prepare the uterus for pregnancy and maintain it. This is given as a medicine in cases of infertility to support the uterus in preparing itself for the pregnancy and to prevent the abortions in some cases. It is also used to prevent premature labor.
Q. Is Progex Depot 250mg Injection effective?
Progex Depot 250mg Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Progex Depot 250mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th Jun 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.