Progesterone is a generic drug, similar to brand name drugs such as Prometrium, that contains the hormone progesterone (P4). Women may take these pills as a fertility drug before and during pregnancy, helping prepare and maintain their uterus and reducing their chance of miscarriage.
Doctors may prescribe this medicine to postmenopausal women who are taking estrogen hormone replacement therapy, to help prevent overgrowth in the uterine lining. In women of reproductive age, doctors may prescribe pills to treat amenorrhea, lack of a menstrual period. Capsules can also be used as a fertility drug, helping to prepare the uterus for pregnancy and to maintain the uterus during pregnancy, reducing the chance of miscarriage. This may be in conjunction with fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) which can lower P4 levels in the body.
Progesterone is found naturally in the female body, although sometimes women can have low progesterone levels. This hormone helps to trigger menstruation as well as prepare the lining of the uterus for an egg to implant, and maintain the uterine lining during pregnancy. When a woman has low levels of P4, a fertilized egg may not be able to implant in the uterine wall, and pregnancy will not occur. If she has low P4 levels throughout her pregnancy, the hormone may not be able to maintain the uterine lining, causing a miscarriage. By boosting hormone levels with this medciation, fertility doctors can help increase the chance of a successful pregnancy and the chance of a woman carrying the pregnancy to term without miscarriage.
Your doctor will tell you how and when to take these tablets, and you can also refer to your product leaflet for more information. Your doctor will likely perform blood tests before and during Progesterone treatment to determine your hormone levels and how you are reacting to the treatment, helping to decide on the appropriate dose. You may take capsules following IVF egg harvesting and for the first ten weeks of your pregnancy, or you may take this medication for ten to twelve days during your menstrual cycle, depending on why your doctor prescribed the drug. Take your capsules orally with a full glass of water, and you may wish to take your pill at night because it could make you dizzy or drowsy. If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible, but if it is close to your next dose, do not double dose.
Seek medical attention if these side effects persist or worsen.
Seek medical attention if you have signs of an allergic reaction to pills, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. These may not be all the possible side effects.
Do not take capsules if you are allergic to it or to other similar medication; if you have undiagnosed, abnormal vaginal bleeding; if you have a history of breast cancer or liver disease; if you have had a recent incomplete abortion; or if you have had a blood clot, stroke, or heart attack within the past year. Tell your doctor if you have heart disease or circulation problems; seizures or epilepsy; migraines; kidney disease; asthma; depression; or risk factors for heart disease such as a family history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, lupus, being overweight, or being a smoker. These tablets can increase your risk of blood clots, heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer. Attend your scheduled doctor's appointments and laboratory tests to help your doctor monitor your response to your Progesterone treatment. Inform your doctor that you are taking Progesterone if you are going in for surgery or medical tests. Be careful driving or performing other tasks until you are sure how your body reacts to this med. Before taking capsules, tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding since this hormone can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Store the drug at room temperature, away from heat, light, or moisture, and always keep this and other medications out of the reach of children.
Fertility doctors often prescribe generic Progesterone after IVF or other fertility treatments, which may involve other fertility drugs such as gonadotropins. You may also use ovulation tests to determine the best time to conceive or pregnancy tests to determine if you are pregnant.
Fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization have a high cost, both financially and emotionally, making maintaining a pregnancy vital. This drug can help some women maintain pregnancy, and we are a licensed Canadian pharmacy that can help you purchase affordable Progesterone. Speak to your fertility doctor to find out if this medication is an appropriate fertility drug for you, and when you do have a prescription, submit it to us o our site. Simply order pills online or phone our customer service hotline, and we will ship your capsules to you, helping you conceive and maintain a successful pregnancy.