Crinone Gel (Progesterone) is a prescription vaginal gel that contains progesterone. It is used to treat infertility in women who do not make enough progesterone. Progesterone is a hormone that is produced by the ovaries during the second half of the menstrual cycle. Progesterone vaginal gel belongs to the class of medications called progestins. Progesterone works by preparing the lining of the womb to receive a fertilized egg. It is needed to maintain pregnancy. Crinone 8 % gel is administered vaginally at a dose of 90 mg once daily in women who require progesterone.
Canadian Pharmacy King offers the brand Crinone Gel from Canada and is manufactured by Merck Serono. There is no generic available for this medication. Crinone is available in the strength of 8 % gel with 18 applicators.
The common side effects may include breast swelling or pain, bloating, constipation, cramps, decreased interest in sex, diarrhea, drowsiness, headache, joint pain, pain around the vaginal area, nausea, stomach pain, tiredness.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Abnormal vaginal bleeding;
• Breast lumps;
• Increased urination at night;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Signs of water weight gain;
• Yellowing of the eyes or skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Crinone gel if you are allergic to Progesterone or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may make you drowsy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you drowsier. You should not drive, use machinery or do anything that requires you to be alert. Talk to your doctor if you use marijuana. Alcohol should not be consumed if you are pregnant or possibly pregnant because it can harm your baby. Crinone gel may be used in pregnancy as directed by your doctor. This medication passes into breast milk.