Progesterone contains the active ingredient progesterone, a naturally occurring female sex hormone produced in the ovary. It is an artificial form of progesterone that is mainly used for:
- Treatment and prevention of endometrial hyperplasia in postmenopausal women taking estrogen therapy
- Treatment of secondary amenorrhea or lack of menstrual period due to birth control, stress and other causes.
- Treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding in women
- Treating premenstrual syndrome including depression and tension.
- Supporting pregnancy in women having assisted reproduction treatment like IVF.
- Prevention of early pregnancy failure among women with corpus luteum insufficiency
- Reduce the risk of preterm birth in women with a history of spontaneous preterm delivery and single gestation pregnancy.
- Regulation of ovulation and menstrual cycle in women who have not yet reached menopause but are not having periods due to lack of progesterone.
Progesterone is used in combination with estrogen for hormone replacement therapy to increase or replace the progesterone levels in the body. Progesterone belongs to the class of medication known as progestin that works as a part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by decreasing the amount of estrogen in the uterus. It works by replacing the natural progesterone in the body to bring menstruation. Hormone therapy may relieve symptoms of the premenopausal period such as:
- Sleep disorder
- Mood swing
- Pain with intercourse
- Hot flashes
- Decreased sexual desire
Why Buy Progesterone?
Progesterone is an essential female hormone for the normal functioning of the reproductive system. It’s naturally occurring progesterone that is well-tolerated and often produces few to no side effects. Progesterone is one of the most prescribed medications in the US with more than 3 million prescriptions. It was approved for medical use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1998. Other uses of this drug include treatment for:
- Changes in sexual desire
- Changes in hair growth
- Breast pain
- Infertility treatment
- Breast milk production
- Birth control
- Breast, kidney or uterine cancer
How to Take Progesterone?
This drug comes in a capsule form that you can take by mouth. The amount you take depends on the strength of the pill. You can take this at night or bedtime on a rotating schedule. Take Progesterone 10 to 12 days in a row and 16 to 18 days without taking. Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions.
Take it exactly as directed by your physician. To help you remember, take it at the same each day. Continue taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop taking your medication without informing your doctor.
What are the side effects of Progesterone?
Progesterone may cause unwanted side effects aside from its intended effects. Common side effects are:
- Stomach pain
- Tender, painful breast
- Greater risk for viral infection
Serious side effects are:
- Blood clots
- Heart attack symptoms such as chest pain or pressure, nausea, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder and sweating
- Bulging eye
- Double vision
- Migraine headache
- Shortness of breath
- Severe dizziness, confusion
- Coughing of blood
- Allergic reaction with signs like hives, skin rash and itching
- Symptoms of depression such as mood changes, sleep problems and weakness
- Signs of a blood clot in the lungs like sudden cough, rapid breathing, chest pain and coughing of blood
- Signs of a blood clot in the leg like swelling, pain, and redness
- Difficulty breathing and swallowing
- Dementia in post-menopausal women who are more than 65 years of age
- Breast cancer
- Swelling in the feet, ankles and lower legs
- Breakthrough bleeding
Rare side effects are:
- Mood swing
- Feeling nauseated while taking this drug
We care for your safety
- Do not use this to prevent heart disease or dementia as this drug can increase your risk of developing this condition.
- Do not use this if you have:
- Liver disease
- You are pregnant
- Abnormal undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
- A peanut allergy
- A history of breast cancer
- If you recently have an incomplete miscarriage or missed abortion
- Acute porphyrias
- Genital cancer
- Severe arterial disease
- Use this with care if you have:
- Seizure or epilepsy
- A history of depression
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Risk factors for coronary artery disease such as lupus, high blood pressure, being overweight,
- Diabetes, high cholesterol
- This medication can make you feel dizzy so it is best to take it at night before bedtime. It’s also best to avoid driving or do anything that requires mental alertness.
- If you need a medical test or surgery, you may need to stop taking this for a short time.