What is Gestone (Progesterone) used for?
Gestone (Progesterone) is an injectable form of a female hormone used to regulate ovulation or reduce the occurrence of menstrual disorders such as excessive menstrual bleeding. It operates by boosting reduced hormone levels to prevent these symptoms from occurring. This action may also make it useful for helping egg implantation in women going through in vitro fertilization. Your physician may prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Gestone (Progesterone)?
Gestone (Progesterone) should be used strictly according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage and injection frequency will depend entirely on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. The injection is normally performed by your doctor or a fully trained health care professional, but, in some cases, you may be required to perform the injection yourself. It is important to sterilize the injection site and the needle prior to use to prevent infection. Collect the prescribed amount of medication in the syringe, remove any bubbles by holding the syringe upright and tapping it while pressing the plunger until a few drops emerge, and inject it into a muscle or vein. Always observe the medication prior to each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. It is also important to thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each administration to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Gestone (Progesterone)?
Gestone (Progesterone) may cause side effects in some women including:
Contact your physician as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as severe headaches, chest pain, numbness or weakness on one side of the body, unusual swelling, fever, flu symptoms, migraines, depression symptoms, darkened urine, discolored stools, jaundice, or a lump appearing in the breast. These conditions may require reduced dosages, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Gestone (Progesterone) is only meant to treat women and should never be administered to men. Do not begin using this medication if you have ever had a blood clot, a history of genital tract cancer, a history of breast cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding, or severely reduced liver function. It is also important to inform your physician if you have epilepsy, migraines, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, photosensitivity, porphyrias, reduced liver function, or reduced kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health complications requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Gestone (Progesterone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.