What is Susten (Progesterone) used for?
Susten (Progesterone) is a vaginal gel prescribed to treat infertility in women by regulating ovulation and stimulating the release of an egg from the ovaries. It accomplishes this by increasing progesterone levels to trigger the release of an egg from the ovaries so that it may be fertilized naturally. Your physician may also recommend the use of this medication for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Susten (Progesterone)?
Susten (Progesterone) is normally applied once daily, but the best instructions will be determined by your physician based on your age, weight, and the severity of your condition. The gel should be applied directly inside the vagina using the applicator included with the medication. The applicator should be inserted into the vagina and a small amount of cream dispensed. Thoroughly clean the applicator after each use to prevent it from becoming contaminated or causing a vaginal infection. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Susten (Progesterone)?
Some patients using Susten (Progesterone) may experience side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, swelling of the extremities, fever, flu symptoms, depression, lump in the breast, migraines, vaginal bleeding, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced administration frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Susten (Progesterone) should not be used to treat patients who are breastfeeding, who have porphyrias, or who have unexplained vaginal bleeding. You are also recommended to inform your physician about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected probles during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Susten (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.