progesterone 8% gel - vaginal, Crinone, Prochieve
GENERIC NAME: PROGESTERONE 8% GEL - VAGINAL (pro-JESS-ter-own)
BRAND NAME(S): Crinone, Prochieve
USES: This medication is used to treat infertility in women who do not make enough of a certain natural hormone called progesterone. Progesterone works by preparing the lining of the womb to receive a fertilized egg. This hormone is needed to maintain pregnancy.This medication is also used to restore menstrual cycles in women whose cycles have stopped.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using progesterone gel and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.This medication is for vaginal use only. Remove the wrapper and prepare the applicator for use as shown in the instructions. There are additional instructions for preparing the applicator if you use this medication at altitudes above 2,500 feet (762 meters).To treat infertility, use this medication usually once or twice a day as directed by your doctor. If you become pregnant, continue to use this medication for 10-12 weeks as directed until your body is able to make its own progesterone.If you are using this medication to restore your menstrual cycle, use it usually every other day up to a total of 6 doses, or as directed by your doctor.If you are directed to use any other vaginal products, separate their application from progesterone gel by at least 6 hours.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) of the day. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Back to Medications Index
- Allergic Skin Disorders
- Bacterial Skin Diseases
- Bites and Infestations
- Diseases of Pigment
- Fungal Skin Diseases
- Medical Anatomy and Illustrations
- Noncancerous, Precancerous & Cancerous Tumors
- Oral Health Conditions
- Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions
- Scalp, Hair and Nails
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions
- Viral Skin Diseases
- Additional Skin Conditions