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Last Updated: November 26, 2019

Progesterone (active ingredient) is a synthetic version of the female hormone. This hormone is vital for the regulation of menstruation and ovulation. The medicine is primarily used to induce periods, specifically when it occurs due to a lack of hormone secretion.

It is also used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Use of this medication could cause harm to the unborn baby if you do not let your doctor know that you are pregnant.

This medication is available in various forms like vaginal tablets, capsules, gel, and pessaries. The route of administration of this tablet is either intra-vaginal or intrauterine. Take this medication as per the prescription of the doctor

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gynaecologist before using this medicine.

This drug can be used in below-mentioned conditions

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Pregnancy

  • Thrombophlebitis

  • Vaginal Bleeding

  • Liver Dysfunction

This drug can cause below-mentioned side effects

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This drug is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • 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 a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration of effect of this medication is about 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The onset of action of this medication is 1.5 hours to 2.3 hours.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies found.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    In case of overdose, consult your doctor.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose of this medicine should be taken as soon as you remember it. The missed dose, however, should be skipped if it is near the time of the next dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Progesterone as ingredient

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This medication binds to the progesterone and estrogen receptors. The target cells are mammary gland, female reproductive tract, the pituitary and hypothalamus. When the binding takes place the release of GnRH is slowed and the luteinizing hormone rush.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    This medication interacts with the following diseases which include Coronary artery disease (CAD) and Gall bladder disease.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    No information available
  • Interaction with Food

    No information available
  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with Enzyme inducers, Immunosuppressants, Antisteroidal drugs, Anticoagulants, Diazepam, Tizanidine, and Terbinafine.

Ques: What is Progesterone?

Ans: This medication (active ingredient) is a synthetic version of the female hormone. This hormone is vital for the regulation of menstruation and ovulation.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Progesterone?

Ans: Progesterone should be kept in a cool dry place and its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.

Ques: How long do I need to use Progesterone before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Progesterone?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Progesterone empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.
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