What is Progestogel (Progesterone) used for?
Progestogel (Progesterone) is a female hormone prescribed to women to treat pre-menstrual breast pain. The medication operates by boosting reduced amounts of progesterone in the body to restore their normal levels. Your physician may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Progestogel (Progesterone)?
Progestogel (Progesterone) should be used strictly according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one daily application of the gel at a dosage of 2.5g for each breast, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The gel is meant to be applied to each of the breasts on the tenth to twenty-fifth day of your menstrual cycle. To apply the medicine administer the prescribed dosage to the applicator before showering, then apply the gel to each breast and gently massage it into the skin. Thoroughly wash your hands following each use to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. It should also be noted that 5g is the maximum daily dosage. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Progestogel (Progesterone)?
Progestogel (Progesterone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe breast pain, chest pain, severe headaches, intense nausea, vomiting, flu symptoms, unusual swelling of the extremities, depression symptoms, discolored stools, darkened urine, jaundice, or a lump appearing in the breast. Contact your physician as soon as any unusual or worrying symptoms appear to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Progestogel (Progesterone) is only meant to treat women and should never be used by men. This medication should not be used by women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, suspected to be pregnant, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, or who have had a heart attack, who have had a stroke, porphyrias, a history of blood clots, a history of breast cancer, a history of genital tract cancer, or who are allergic to peanuts or soy. Also inform your physician if you have diabetes, migraines, depression, heart disease, hypertension, photosensitivity, decreased kidney function, and mild or moderately reduced liver function. These conditions may require special adjustments to your regiment to prevent further complications from treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Progestogel (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.