Prometrium (Progesterone)

What is Prometrium?

Prometrium (Progesterone) is a female hormone that is indispensable for balancing of menstruation, ovulation and related processes. The treatment is prescribed to patients who have not reached menopause, but their menstrual periods are not regular. Progesterone is a hormone that is responsible for the mentioned functions, thus, its lack leads to imbalances in the menstrual periods. Prometrium is recommended for postmenopausal patients who are going through estrogen hormone replacement therapy and have a risk of overgrowth of the uterus lining. The treatment should not be administered as a part of heart disease or dementia prevention, since it may increase the risk of these conditions development, instead. Besides, the medication can be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in safety instructions, though its intake should be supervised by the doctor.


Recommendations for Use

Take Prometrium according to the prescription and safety recommendations. Never violate the adjusted dose, length of the medication course and intake periodicity. Do not take the treatment longer than necessary. Prometrium capsules should be used with a full glass of water, preferably at bedtime. The medication can promote dizziness or drowsiness; thus, make sure you do not have to fulfill any tasks requiring accuracy or concentration. Prometrium can be taken for both short and long term, depending on the severity of the issue and other peculiarities. The shortest treatment course lasts for around 10-12 days, during every menstrual cycle. Visit your healthcare provider regularly, while using Prometrium. Never take the drug in increased or doubled doses, as it can cause severe medication misuse with its dangerous side effects. Once you have missed a dose, better skip it if the next one is soon to be taken.

Precautions and Contraindications

Prometrium produces a severe impact on the health, thus, it has a wide range of contraindications. Striving to experience the advantageous action of the treatment and get no side effects, one should strictly follow the safety guidance. Do not start Prometrium course if you are allergic to progesterone or have any of the severe health conditions, especially liver diseases, breast cancer, a history of heart attack, stroke, blood clotting problems, unusual vaginal bleeding, peanut allergy and other issues. Additionally, the treatment is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women due to the high risk of dangerous impact on an unborn or nursing child.

Besides, talk to your doctor to make sure Prometrium course will be safe with your accompanied health problems and illnesses you have, including seizures, depression, asthma, migraines, kidney disorders, heart related problems, blood circulation disorders and others.

Drug Interactions

Inform your physician about the prescription and generic drugs and other pharmaceutical supplements you use to eliminate the risk of possible drug interactions. Pay special attention to the following treatments: estrogens, calcium channel blockers, HIV or AIDS medicines, statins, Carvedilol, Amiodarone, Ritonavir, Trabectedin, Ivermectin, Imatinib, etc.

Side Effects

Severe complications and side effects can be triggered by Prometrium misuse. Seek emergency medical help if you have noticed any symptoms of severe allergic reactions of serious health damages, such as breast lump, vision problems, urination disorders, excess vaginal bleeding, severe drowsiness and dizziness, liver or kidney disorders, symptoms of heart attack and other persistent adverse reactions.