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Progesterone

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

A female hormone that is vital for the regulation of menstruation and ovulation is known as Progesterone. It is used to induce periods in those women who haven’t yet reached menopause, and who are not having their periods due to a lack of its secretion. It is also used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding, and symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS).

Using Progesterone could cause harm your unborn baby if you do not let your doctor know that you are pregnant. If you suffer from liver disease, vaginal bleeding, or have a history of breast cancer, the medicine should not be used. It can increase the chances of a blood clot, heart attack, stroke and breast cancer.

Progesterone is to be used exactly as it has been prescribed to you. Since the medicine can make you dizzy or drowsy, it is best taken at night. Make sure to have regular physical examinations while taking this medicine.

If you find a breast lump, or experience unusual vaginal bleeding, burning while urinating, depression, dizziness, vision issues, find a doctor immediately.

abnormal uterine bleeding
In addition to its intended effect, Progesterone may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Gynarone 200mg tablet sr is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Progesterone as ingredient
Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Shield Health Care Pvt Ltd
MMC Healthcare Ltd
Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Merck Ltd
Zoticus Pharmaceuticals
Zoticus Pharmaceuticals
Maxamus International
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Themis Medicare Ltd
Koye Pharmaceuticals Pvt ltd
Greyland Pharma Pvt Ltd
Canvarzys Pharmaceuticals
Signova Pharma Pvt Ltd
Oasis Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Uvb Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Uvb Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi I am kalpana. It's been an year we are trying to conceive doctor prescribed me to take duphaston 10 mg can I know what is the uses of this tablet does it work in conceiving.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Hi I am kalpana. It's been an year we are trying to conceive doctor prescribed me to take duphaston 10 mg can I know ...
Hello Lybrate user duphaston 10 mg is synthetic hormone and which contain natural hormone progesterone which help to maintain endometrium thickness. It convert endometrium from proliferative phase to secretory phase. It maintain secreting hormone and other protein needed to maintain pregnancy.

I am 23 years old. I have polycystic left ovary. My left ovary has multiple small cystic lesions are seen. How to cure and how to get pregnant fast with this.

MD- Ayurvedic Pathology
Ayurveda, Amritsar
I am 23 years old. I have polycystic left ovary. My left ovary has multiple small cystic lesions are seen. How to cur...
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). PCOS can affect a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance. Cause of PCOS is unknown, doctors believe that hormonal imbalances and genetics play a role. Women are more likely to develop PCOS if their mother or sister also has the condition. Symptoms of PCOS typically start soon after a woman begins to menstruate for the first time. The type and severity of symptoms varies from person to person. Symptoms can be excessive hair on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes decrease in breast size deeper voice hair loss acne weight gain pelvic pain depression infertility Hormonal study, Thyroid profile, USG etc are required to rule out. Diet and Yoga are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Knowing the right foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to limit can improve the way you feel. It will also help you lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight (or losing even a small amount of weight if you’re overweight) can improve PCOS symptoms. Green, leafy vegetables Non–starchy fresh vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and carrots. Fruit like cherries, plums, pears, apples, dried apricots, grapes, coconut, coconut milk, kiwi, orange juice, prunes will be helpful. Avoid more sugary and carbohydrate foods, fast-food, preservatives containing packed foods, alcohol and coffee. Yoga can play important role in the prevention and management of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Follow the following under guidance of expert: Nadisodhan Pranayama Bhramri Pranayama Omkar Meditation Kapalbhati Bhadrasana (Butterfly pose) Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) Warrior pose (Superman pose) Chakki Chalanasana (moving the grinding wheel) Padmasana Detoxification with Panchkarma Procedures as per the condition will help you. Hope this info will help you. I would be happy to help you in your recovery.
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Meri gf ko last 2 month se periods ni aa rhe h. Hmdono physical to hote h but kabhi sex ni kiye h vo virgin h. Abi face me kuch pimple jaise infection hua to doctor se check karvay to vo bole k periods na aane ke karan hua h. But periods kyu ni aa rhe hai please koi doctor suggest kre kya krna chahia. Vo 21 years ki h weight 44 approx h. Please helps us we are very tensed about it.

M.D.(Ayu.) Basic Principles, B.A.M.S., I.P.G.T.& R.A., GAU
Ayurveda, Ajmer
Meri gf ko last 2 month se periods ni aa rhe h. Hmdono physical to hote h but kabhi sex ni kiye h vo virgin h. Abi fa...
Hi Lybrate user You can go for a USG scanning of Pelvis and Hormonal test for Progesterone and Estrogen. Its may be due to hormonal changes. You can use Tablet Rajpravaratani vati two tablets two times a day to stimulate uterus for menstrual cycle. Use Syp Rejoton 20 ml two times a day empty stomach to regulate menstrual cycle. Avoid oily spicy fried foods. Tc Thank Regards.
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Hi doctor I have taken lots of I pill before 8 months ago and we are trying for the baby but unable to get pregnant is it because of I pill that I have taken please let me know what should we do to have baby.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Hi doctor I have taken lots of I pill before 8 months ago and we are trying for the baby but unable to get pregnant i...
Hello lybrate-user, you should visit to Doctor personally and get all test like progesterone, estrogen,LH, FSH and thyroid profile test done and an ultrasound of lower abdomen done. Get a semen analysis test of husband done. If,all test are normal then first you need to ruleout the main cause of your infertility.
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Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods - 5 Ways To Prevent It!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods - 5 Ways To Prevent It!

Many women experience unusual vaginal bleeding between periods at some point in their lives. It is also known as metrorrhagia. Vaginal bleeding is thought to be abnormal in the following cases:
1. When your menstrual period is not expected
2. When your menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than normal
3. At unexpected stages in life. For example, when you are pregnant or after you have attained menopause.

Bleeding during periods is not a normal condition. Usually, the duration of the cycle is about 21 – 35 days. Abnormal vaginal bleeding has numerous conceivable causes. Independently, it doesn't show a genuine condition.

  1. Mid-cycle bleeding can be caused due to ovulation.
  2. Two hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle are progesterone or oestrogen. A condition of hormonal imbalance which is known as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOs) causes interference with normal ovulation. This results in problems in thyroid glands as well as causes dysfunctional ovaries.
  3. Medications such as birth control pills are capable of causing abnormal bleeding, especially with the irregular intake of such medications.
  4. Infections or inflammation caused in the pelvic regions such as uterus, vagina, cervix, ovaries or fallopian tubes are capable of causing abnormal bleeding. STIs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and PIDs (Pelvic inflammatory disease) are often the cause of such a condition.
  5. Although Cancer is not one of the primary causes, cancer in organs such as the uterus, vagina, cervix and ovaries are capable of causing abnormal bleeding during periods.

How it can prevented

  1. Maintaining a healthy diet. Women who are either underweight or overweight tend to have more problems with abnormal bleeding
  2. Relaxation practices should be followed so that stress is reduced. Stress can cause abnormal bleeding.
  3. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) should be consumed to reduce menstrual bleeding. Examples are ibuprofen or naproxen.
  4. In case of consumption, birth control pills should be taken as per the prescription only and regularly at the same time.
  5. Hormone therapy (using external hormones in a medical treatment) can be used in order to regulate menstrual cycles, stabilize the endometrium which is the lining of the uterus as well as to rectify hormonal imbalances. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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5 Strange Reasons Behind Vaginal Bleeding!

Advanced Infertility, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
5 Strange Reasons Behind Vaginal Bleeding!

Unexpected or abnormal vaginal bleeding usually refers to the kind of bleeding that occurs any time outside of the normal time of menstruation. Also termed as spotting, inter-menstrual bleeding or metrorrhagia, bleeding between periods always calls for extra measures to be taken against it, and is a matter of serious concern.

The primary causes for unexpected vaginal bleeding generally are:

  1. An imbalance of progesterone and estrogen levels triggered by a variety of causes like thyroid gland problems, dysfunctional ovaries and irregular doses of birth control pills, which may eventually lead to spotting. However, one must take note of the fact that hormonal contraceptives, in many cases, may cause abnormal bleeding for the first few months, after which it always subsides.
  2. Noncancerous growth such as uterine fibroids are also potential causes of spotting or abnormal bleeding.
  3. Miscarriages, ectopic pregnancy, and other kinds of complications involved during childbirth can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  4. Infection of reproductive organs caused due to intercourse, vaginal douching, pelvic inflammatory disease, or STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) may lead to bleeding and inflammation.
  5. Cancer of the vagina, uterus, cervix, or ovaries, albeit extremely rare in nature, may cause abnormal bleeding of the vagina.

While in most cases, this type of bleeding is naturally corrected, some women might need to undergo treatments when the case is severe. Overlooking an otherwise minor issue might thrust you in the face of life-threatening circumstances, if it develops into a case of cancer, infection, or any other type of disorder.

‘Prevention’ of vaginal bleeding, as such, is indeed a narrow possibility and the measures will almost always vary since the factors that cause intermenstrual bleeding aren’t the same in all cases. However, what your doctor will always advise you in this regard will be to ensure that your diet is balanced, your weight under control and your lifestyle is essentially healthy. If you happen to be on birth control medications, be so while adhering to medical instructions. Resorting to taking aspirin doses often might also influence the incidence of such abnormal conditions. If your pain still persists after you experience unexpected bleeding, you must consult your doctor without any further delay.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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No Sex Hormones In Females - Things That Can Lead To It!

Ph.D - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Coimbatore
No Sex Hormones In Females - Things That Can Lead To It!

Hypogonadism in females occurs when your sex glands produce little or no sex hormones.The sex glands, also called gonads that are responsible for ovary formation in females, breast enlargement and in menstrual cycle.

What Are the Types of Female Hypogonadism?
There two types of hypogonadism are primary and central hypogonadism.

Primary Hypogonadism: Primary hypogonadism means that you don't have enough sex hormones in your body due to a problem in your gonads. Your gonads are still receiving the message to produce hormones from your brain, but they aren't able to produce them.

Central Hypogonadism or Secondary Hypogonadism: In central hypogonadism, the problem lies in your brain. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland in your brain, which control your gonads, aren't working properly.

Causes of Primary Hypogonadism:

  1. Autoimmune disorders, such as Addison's disease and hypoparathyroidism
  2. Genetic disorders, such as Turner syndrome and Klinefelter syndrome
  3. Severe infections
  4. Liver and kidney diseases
  5. Hemochromatosis, which happens when your body absorbs too much iron
  6. Radiation exposure
  7. Surgery of your sex organs

Causes of Central or Secondary Hypogonadism include:

  1. Genetic disorders, such as Kallmann syndrome (abnormal hypothalamic development)
  2. Infections, including HIV and AIDS
  3. Pituitary disorders
  4. Inflammatory diseases including sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and histiocytosis
  5. Obesity
  6. Rapid weight loss
  7. Nutritional deficiencies
  8. Use of steroids or opiates (especially long-term usage)
  9. Brain surgery
  10. Radiation exposure
  11. Injury to your pituitary gland or hypothalamus
  12. A tumor in or near your pituitary gland

Symptoms that May Affect Females Include:

  1. Lack of menstruation
  2. Slow or absent breast growth
  3. Hot flashes
  4. Loss of body hair
  5. Low or absent sex drive
  6. Milky discharge from your breasts

Treatment for Hypogonadism in Women: Your treatment will involve increasing the amount of female sex hormones in your body. Your first line of treatment will probably be estrogen therapy if you've had a hysterectomy. Either a patch or pill can administer the supplemental estrogen hormone. Estrogen must be balanced with progesterone, because taking estrogen alone leads to a dangerous build up of the lining of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia) that can lead to cancer of the uterus. Low-dose testosterone may be added for women with hypogonadism who have a low sex drive.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hysterectomy - 10 Facts You Must Be Aware Of!

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hysterectomy - 10 Facts You Must Be Aware Of!

Hysterectomy is a procedure that is used to treat a wide variety of conditions. A partial hysterectomy is performed for the removal of the uterus whereas a myomectomy is performed for the removal of the fibroids. A complete hysterectomy is performed in order to remove the uterus and the cervix. With hysterectomy, there comes some critical and sensitive topic that needs to be discussed with the surgeon. Here is a list of top 10 things that need to be known about hysterectomy:

  1. The sex life concern: Unlike common apprehension, hysterectomy doesn’t necessarily mean the end of sex life. In the worst case scenario where the cervix is removed, it takes around 6 weeks before one can resume the sex life.
  2. Hysterectomy can’t cure endometriosis: Endometriosis is a condition that is characterised by menstrual cramp, painful intercourse and chronic pain. Hysterectomy is not the first line of treatment for a condition like this. If any doctor has suggested it, it makes sense to take a second opinion.
  3. Hysterectomy doesn’t mean menopause: This procedure doesn’t mean a menopause or an inability to get pregnant. There are certain other misconceptions such as getting night sweats, hot flashes and menstrual cramp etc. On the contrary, a well-performed procedure will ensure that a person doesn’t feel a thing after the surgery.
  4. The loss in ovaries: Depending on the condition of a patient, a doctor might remove the fallopian tube, uterus and ovaries. It necessarily means a sudden loss of oestrogen and progesterone hormone abruptly. Both this hormone are critical for bone and sexual health. It might also lead to menopause, decreased urge in sex and hot flashes during the night. It is therefore very important to discuss each and every aspect of the procedure before the surgery begins.
  5. Hormonal therapy: Since the removal of ovaries is likely to cause physical discomfort to the body, hormonal therapy can come to the rescue of an individual. Hormonal therapy can curtail the risk of blood clot formation, heart diseases, stroke etc.
  6. Explore other non-surgical options: Hysterectomy is not the last word for any uterus or ovary related problems. The goal is to keep the uterus intact. There are certain less evasive procedures to save ovaries and uterus. This is where multiple opinions come handy.
  7. Less invasive options: There exist less invasive surgeries for treatment related to uterus and ovaries. For instance, a robotic hysterectomy causes far less pain as compared to traditional procedure. It also ensures less loss of blood from the system resulting in less weakness.
  8. The morcellation technique: In case a uterus has to be removed, doctors these days use a process known as morcellation. The latter involves making small cuts into various places of the uterus in order to bring it out. The false apprehension of this process causing cancer cells in the body is not true. Only if a patient is suffering from a particular kind of cancer, it might spread to other parts of the body. A doctor has to be consulted to assure such a thing doesn’t happen.
  9. Cancer apprehension: For people facing a gene defect such as BRAC1 and BRAC2 hysterectomy can reduce the chance of ovarian cancer by a good 80 percent.
  10. Physiological healing post hysterectomy: Although physical healing takes no more than 6 weeks after the procedure, the emotional healing might take some time. It makes sense to seek professional help for postoperative depression.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Early Warning Signs and Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer!

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Early Warning Signs and Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer!

Ovarian cancer is the cancer of an ovary. The ovaries are the two glands which are responsible for female reproduction. They produce ova or eggs and also produce the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer begins when abnormal cells in the ovary start to multiply rapidly and grow out of control to form a tumour. It is the 5th most common cancer among women.

The exact cause of the cancer is unknown but the following factors increase the risk:

  1. Age: chances rise with increasing age.
  2. Infertility: Infertile women who cannot conceive are at a higher risk.
  3. Family history: I in 10 cancers are due to inherited genes like BRCA1/2. You are also at a higher risk if you have a family history of other gynaecological cancers like breast /cervical or ovarian.
  4. Hormone replacement therapy: Studies have shown a link of HRT WITH ovarian cancer.

Symptoms of ovarian cancer are generally difficult to detect, but cancer may bring about early indications. The most widely recognized symptoms of ovarian cancer are as follows:

  1. Irregular menstruation or bleeding post menopause

  2. Constant bloating or abdominal swelling

  3. Ache in your lower abdomen or pelvis

  4. Inconvenience eating/ loss of appetite

  5. Feeling full instantly/ constipation

  6. Urinary issues, for example, an urgent need to urinate or urinating more frequently than expected

  7. Generalized weakness /tiredness.

In case that you have at least one of these side effects and it happens every day for more than two or three weeks, try to see a doctor or a specialist.

These symptoms are basic for a few women. They may not imply that you have ovarian cancer. It is very important for women to understand that these symptoms do not necessarily imply that they have ovarian cancer. The same number of other common and harmless conditions can bring about the same indications. Additionally, different reasons for these symptoms are significantly more common than ovarian cancer. These may include irritable bowel syndrome and urinary tract infections (UTIs). In any case, the early indications of ovarian cancer tend to follow a pattern, which is as follows:

  1. They begin abruptly.

  2. They do not feel the same as your typical stomach-related or menstrual issues.

  3. They happen almost consistently and do not leave.

However, these side effects are also common in a few women who do not have ovarian cancer. Most of the ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at a later stage after the tumours have spread. Fortunately, around 20% of women are diagnosed early, where excellent prognosis can be achieved. Regular screening test for early ovarian cancer like General pelvic examinations now and then, followed by ultrasound examinations or blood tests for cancer-related markers, can help. If required Ct scan, MRI, PET, colonoscopy/laproscopy can be done to find the extent of the disease.

In case some of these symptoms start to manifest in your body, one should go for a general check-up. Cancers detected at a later stage become difficult to treat. Hence, the sooner one knows, the better it is. So Stay healthy and informed. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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