PROGESTERONE (proe JES ter one) is a female hormone. It is used to treat missed menstrual periods or abnormal uterine bleeding caused by a hormone imbalance.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
blood vessel disease, blood clotting disorder, or suffered a stroke
breast, cervical or vaginal cancer
recent abortion, miscarriage
an unusual or allergic reaction to progesterone, other hormones, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is for injection into a muscle. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
barbiturate medicines for sleep or seizures
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
breast tissue changes or discharge
changes in vaginal bleeding during your period or between your periods
changes in vision
numbness or pain in the arm or leg
pain at site where injected
pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
problems with balance, talking, walking
sudden severe headache
unusually weak or tired
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
changes in emotions or moods
fluid retention and swelling
increased in appetite
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.
PROGESTERONE (proe JES ter one) is a female hormone. This medicine is used to prevent the overgrowth of the lining of the uterus in women who are taking estrogens for the symptoms of menopause. It is also used to treat secondary amenorrhea. This is when a woman stops getting menstrual periods due to low levels of progesterone.
autoimmune disease like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
kidney or liver disease
heart disease, high blood pressure or recent heart attack
high blood lipids or cholesterol
an unusual or allergic reaction to progesterone, peanuts, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
A patient package insert for the product will be given with each prescription and refill. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.
This medicine can cause swelling, tenderness, or bleeding of the gums. Be careful when brushing and flossing teeth. See your dentist regularly for routine dental care.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
muscle or bone pain
pain in the chest, groin or leg
seizures or tremors
sudden shortness of breath
vision or speech problems
yellowing of skin or eyes
mood changes, anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, or emotional outbursts
sweating or hot flashes
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
PROGESTERONE (proe JES ter one) is a female hormone. This medicine is used to help women who are going through an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment program to become pregnant. It is also used to treat secondary amenorrhea. This is when a woman stops getting menstrual periods due to low levels of progesterone.
miscarriage or abortion
This medicine is for use in the vagina. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use the applicator exactly as directed. Do not use more often than prescribed.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other vaginal products without asking your doctor or health care professional.
If your doctor or health care professional instructs you to use any other medicines in the vagina while you are using this medicine, you should separate the doses by at least 6 hours.
You may notice a white discharge of medicine while using this medicine. This is normal. If it becomes bothersome, contact your doctor or health care professional.
abnormal vaginal bleeding
confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms
loss of appetite, nausea
right upper belly pain
shortness of breath
sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
depressed mood or mood swings
stomach cramps or bloating
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
PROGESTERONE (proe JES ter one) is a female hormone. This medicine is used to help women who are going through an assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment program to become pregnant.
This medicine is for vaginal use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.
Do not use any other vaginal products without asking your doctor or health care professional.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for a regular check on your progress.
loss of appetite
PROGESTERONE (proe JES ter one) is a female hormone. This medicine is used to treat infertility and to prevent miscarriage in women with a condition called corpus luteum insufficiency. This medicine may also be used to prevent preterm delivery in some women. The suppositories are only available when compounded by your pharmacist.
Store in the refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Keep this medicine in the orginal container until ready to use. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.