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Dec 28th, 2018

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Progesterone

Pronounced

"pro-JESS-ter-own"

Uses

Progesterone is a type of female hormone (progestin). This medication is similar to the progesterone that your body naturally makes. It is given to replace the hormone when your body is not making enough of it. In women who are not pregnant and have not gone through menopause, this medication is used to restore normal menstrual periods that have stopped for several months (amenorrhea). It is also used to treat abnormal bleeding from the uterus that is due to low hormone levels and not other causes (e.g., fibroids, cancer of the uterus).

Progesterone must not be used to test for pregnancy.

Progestins are not effective in preventing miscarriages.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using progesterone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a muscle as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. This medication is usually given for 6 to 8 days. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

Before injecting each dose, the injection site should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol. It is important to change the location of the injection site daily to avoid problem areas in the muscle.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

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