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?
Take Progesterone exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Take Progesterone on an empty stomach.
It is best to take Progesterone just before you go to bed. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Progesterone must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking it even when you feel better. Do not stop Progesterone unless instructed by the doctor.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Progesterone may not be suitable for you if you are breastfeeding. Discuss this with your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions or any other illnesses:
- high blood pressure
- epilepsy (fits)
- kidney problems
If you are going for any blood or urine tests, inform your doctor that you are taking Progesterone as it can interfere with certain laboratory tests.
If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Progesterone. You may need to stop Progesterone several weeks before your operation or if you cannot move around much for prolonged periods.
Your doctor will also check your personal and family medical history and carry out a physical examination before starting you on Progesterone. He will also discuss with you some possible risks of treatment, for example an increased risk of blood clotting, strokes or heart attacks.
Keep all appointments with your doctor so that he can monitor your response to Progesterone and any side effects that there may be.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not take Progesterone if you are pregnant.
Alert your doctor if you suffer from any of these conditions:
- circulation problems or blood clots
- heart problems such as angina or a recent heart attack
- recent stroke
- liver problems
- cancer of the breast, womb or ovaries
- unexplained or unusual vaginal bleeding
- a blood condition called porphyria
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Progesterone is a natural female hormone that helps to regulate menstrual periods.
Progesterone is used together with another female hormone called estrogen, as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT helps to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness and itch.
Progesterone is sometimes used in younger women to treat menstrual problems caused by insufficient Progesterone in the body.
What side effects could I experience?
Common side effects of Progesterone include headache, tiredness, breast tenderness, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, joint pain, acne, bloating and mood changes. Progesterone may cause sensitivity to sunlight in some people. Try to avoid the sun (including UV lamps) or protect yourself from the sun.
Progesterone may also cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you feel dizzy or drowsy, 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
- unexplained severe headache or migraine
- changes in your vision
- numbness of the arms or legs or over one side of your body
- swelling or tenderness in the abdomen
- darkening of your urine
- 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?
Alert your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- bromocriptine (medicine used to treat Parkinson's Disease)
- cyclosporin (medicine used in transplant or certain immune disorders)
- rifampicin (antibiotic)
- ketoconazole (antifungal)
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.