- What is progesterone-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for progesterone-oral?
- Is progesterone-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for progesterone-oral?
- What are the side effects of progesterone-oral?
- What is the dosage for progesterone-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with progesterone-oral?
- Is progesterone-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about progesterone-oral?
What is progesterone-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Progesterone is a man-made medication derived from a plant source and is identical to the female hormone, progesterone produced in the ovaries. It promotes the development of the mammary glands, causes changes in the endometrium, which lines the uterus, relaxes uterine smooth muscles, blocks ovulation within the ovaries, and maintains pregnancy. Progesterone was approved in May, 1998.
What are the side effects of progesterone-oral?
What is the dosage for progesterone-oral?
Prevention of Endometrial Hyperplasia: 200 mg by mouth once daily at bedtime for 12 consecutive days per 28 day cycle. Treatment of Secondary Amenorrhea: 400 mg by mouth once daily at bedtime for 10 days.
Is progesterone-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Progesterone should not be used during pregnancy.
Progesterone may be found in trace amounts in breast milk in women taking progesterone capsules.
Progesterone (Prometrium) is a synthetically produced hormone used to help regulate the uterine lining in post-menopausal women. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, storage, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.
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