GENERIC NAME: MEDROGESTONE - ORAL (med-row-JESS-tone)
USES: This medication is a female hormone. It is used to treat a lack of menstrual flow or abnormal bleeding from the uterus.
HOW TO USE: May be taken with food or immediately after a meal to prevent stomach upset. Take this medication as prescribed. It is usually taken during days 15 to 25 of the menstrual cycle. A menstrual period should begin within 3 to 7 days of stopping the medication. Follow the dosing schedule carefully. Be sure to ask your doctor if you have any questions.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite or bloating. These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. If they persist or become severe, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience any: swelling of the hands or feet, sudden weight gain, changes in vaginal bleeding (spotting, breakthrough bleeding, prolonged or complete stoppage of bleeding). If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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