Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: First Progesterone MC10, First Progesterone MC5, Progest, Prometrium
Generic Name: progesterone (Pronunciation: proe JESS te rone)
What is progesterone (First Progesterone MC10, First Progesterone MC5, Progest, Prometrium)?
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 may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Prometrium 100 mg
spherical, peach, imprinted with SV
Prometrium 200 mg
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What are the possible side effects of progesterone (First Progesterone MC10, First Progesterone MC5, Progest, Prometrium)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about progesterone (First Progesterone MC10, First Progesterone MC5, Progest, Prometrium)?
Some forms of this medication may contain peanut oil. Do not use progesterone without telling your doctor if you have a peanut allergy.
Do not use this medication if you have any of the following conditions: a history of breast cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, liver disease, if you are pregnant, or if you have had a stroke, heart attack, or blood clot within the past year.
Progesterone is sometimes given for only a short period of time, such as 6 to 12 days at a time during each menstrual cycle. Following your dosing schedule is very important for this medication to be effective. Try not to miss any doses.
Progesterone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Progesterone should not be used to prevent heart disease or dementia, because this medication may actually increase your risk of developing these conditions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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