Progesterone is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. Progesterone is used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not yet reached menopause but are not having periods due to a lack of progesterone in the body. Progesterone is also used to prevent overgrowth in the lining of the uterus in postmenopausal women who are receiving estrogen hormone replacement therapy. Progesterone should not be used to prevent heart disease or dementia, because this medication may actually increase your risk of developing these conditions. Progesterone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Prometrium generic name progesterone is a medication that belongs to a group of drugs known as Progestins. Prometrium is used in medicine for protecting the lining of the uterus in particular women who are using estrogen. Prometrium is used to treat particular women who do not have menstrual periods because of decreased progesterone in their bodies.
Prometrium is a drug given by the doctor to replace female hormones due to the decreasing of the body's natural hormone. Prometrium is used to bring back normal menstrual periods that may have stopped for some time.
Prometrium is used in combination with estrogen to decrease menopause symptoms and to reduce uterine cancer risk.
This medication cannot be used by children.
Prometrium is given by your doctor or health care provider, and you should read and follow instructions that are given.
Prometrium is taken orally, and it is usually taken once a day during bedtime depending on the doctor’s directions.
Dosage of Prometrium may cause some side effects including:Headache Dizziness Bloating Change in Vaginal discharge Breast tenderness Blurred vision
Interactions with other drugs may occur; share a list of drugs that you may be using to the doctor including prescription, non-prescribed, and herbal drugs.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking Prometrium.