Utrogestan (Progesterone) is a prescription medication is used to help pregnancy during in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. It is used for women who need extra progesterone while undergoing fertility treatment. Utrogestan may also be used to reduce the symptoms of menopause in women who still have a womb. Progesterone belongs to the class of drugs called progestins. This medication comes as a soft capsule to be inserted deep into the vagina and contains the natural female hormone, progesterone. The progesterone will help prepare the uterus to receive and maintain a fertilized egg. Once you are pregnant, this medication may be used until there is adequate production of progesterone by the placenta. Utrogestan may also be used for the prevention of preterm birth in women with singleton pregnancy, who have a short cervix and/or a history of spontaneous preterm birth.
We currently offer the brand Utrogestan also called Progestan from Turkey. The generic version is not available.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication.
The common side effects of Utrogestan may include breast tenderness or pain, constipation, diarrhea, headache, mood swings, muscle or joint pain, problems urinating, tiredness, upset stomach, vaginal discharge, and vomiting.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur:
• Local itching;
• Vaginal disorders
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.
Do not use Utrogestan if you are allergic to progesterone, soybean, lecithin, gelatin, or any of the other ingredients in this medication or if you have:
• A sudden and severe headache;
• Breast cancer or are suspected to have breast cancer;
• Had or are having a stroke or a heart attack or if you have coronary artery disease;
• Have had blood clots in the leg, lungs, eyes, or anywhere in the body;
• Have had thrombophlebitis;
• Liver disease;
• Or are suspected to have endometrial, ovarian, cervical or vaginal cancer;
• Partial or complete loss of vision;
• Porphyria (a blood disease);
• Unusual vaginal bleeding that is undiagnosed by your doctor
Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
• Heart disease;
• High blood pressure;
• History of depression;
• Liver or kidney disease;
You should also tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Utrogestan and other medications. Utrogestan is not a contraceptive. If you think you may have miscarried, consult your doctor as you will need to stop using this medication.
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