To ensure the safe use of Progesterone, let your doctor know if you have any of these conditions:
History of breast cancer
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Had a blood clot, heart attack or stroke in the last year
Miscarriage or a ‘missed’ abortion
If you are pregnant
Your doctor should know if you have:
Epilepsy or seizures
History of depression
Risk factors for coronary artery disease
Use Progesterone as prescribed. Read and understand the medication guidelines, patient information and other instructions before you start using the drug.
The capsule should be taken with a full glass of water. The best time to take the medicine is at night. This is because the drug can cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Use the progesterone cream as directed.
This drug is at times prescribed for a short period of time; about 10 to 12 days. This is done during each menstrual cycle. Follow the instructions of your doctor carefully. You should also submit to physical exams and do self-examine for lumps in the breasts.
You may need to stop taking your dose if you are scheduled for surgery or need bed rest. Let all your doctors know you are using progesterone.
FDA Pregnancy Classification
It is unknown if Progesterone can cause harm to an unborn baby. Let the doctor know of your plans regarding pregnancy. The active ingredients can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding a baby.
Store at room temperature and away from light, heat and moisture.
Burning or pain when passing urine
Heart attack symptoms
Severe drowsiness or dizziness
Sudden vision problems
Signs of a stroke
Signs of blood clot in your leg or lungs
Dizziness or drowsiness
Diarrhea, heartburn or constipation
Swelling in the hands or feet
Progesterone should not be used by women suffering from liver disease, have a history of breast cancer or are experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding. Patients who recently had a stroke, blood clot or a heart attack should also not use this medicine. The drug can increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, breast cancer or heart attack.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or get pregnant during treatment. The drug can cause harm to the unborn baby. During treatment, it is recommended to use birth control and let your doctor know if you become pregnant.
Some forms of Progesterone contain peanut oil. Let your doctor know if you are allergic to peanut.