Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Use Progesterone Vaginal exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You will be given a vaginal applicator with which to apply the medication. Follow the instructions that will be provided with the applicator. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to use it.
You may need to use Progesterone Vaginal for a few months. Your doctor will advise you about how long you need to be treated with Progesterone Vaginal.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant.
Inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions or any other illnesses:
- epilepsy (fits)
- heart or kidney problems
Let your doctor know if you are using any other vaginal preparations, such as a vaginal douche or other medication that is applied in the vagina. You should not use other vaginal products together with Progesterone Vaginal. If you need to use such products, wait at least 6 hours before or after Progesterone Vaginal.
If you are going for any blood or urine tests, inform your doctor that you are using Progesterone gel as it can interfere with certain laboratory tests.
Sometimes, you may see small white globules in your vaginal discharge. This is normal and is not a cause for worry. The medication inside has already been absorbed into your body.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use Progesterone Vaginal if you are breastfeeding.
Alert your doctor if you suffer from any of these conditions:
- circulation problems or blood clots
- liver disease
- cancer of the breast, womb or ovaries
- unexplained or unusual vaginal bleeding
- a miscarriage where there is still residual tissue in your womb
Why do I need this medicine?
Progesterone is a natural female hormone that helps to regulate menstrual periods.
Progesterone Vaginal is used as part of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to treat infertility caused by insufficient Progesterone in the body. Progesterone helps to prepare your womb so that it can sustain a pregnancy.
Progesterone is also used to treat irregular menstrual cycles and other menstrual problems.
What side effects could I experience?
Common side effects of Progesterone Vaginal include headache, tiredness, breast tenderness, vaginal irritation or itch, stomach pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea, nausea, joint pain, mood changes or back pain.
You may also feel dizzy while being treated with Progesterone Vaginal. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Alert your doctor if any of these side effects are severe or refuse to go away.
Some side effects may be serious although they are not common. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience:
- swelling, pain or tenderness in the calf of your legs
- difficulty breathing or chest discomfort
- severe headache, migraine or vomiting
- changes in your vision or speech
- numbness of the arms or legs or over one side of your body
- breast lumps
- swelling or tenderness in the abdomen
- yellowing of the whites of your eyes or skin
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
You should not use other vaginal products together with Progesterone Vaginal. If you need to use such products, wait at least 6 hours before or after Progesterone Vaginal.
Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.