progesterone intravaginal gel (Crinone, Endometrin)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Pharmacy Author: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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GENERIC NAME: progesterone intravaginal gel

BRAND NAME: Crinone, Endometrin

DISCONTINUED BRAND: Prochieve

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

USES:

  • Intravaginal progesterone gel is used for supplementing or replacing progesterone in infertile women with progesterone deficiency who are receiving treatment utilizing assisted reproductive technology (ART).
  • Progesterone intravaginal gel is also used for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea (absence of menses).

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/7/2016
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