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Progesterone is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. Progesterone is used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not yet reached menopause but are not having periods due to a lack of progesterone in the body. Progesterone is also used to prevent overgrowth in the lining of the uterus in postmenopausal women who are receiving estrogen hormone replacement therapy. Progesterone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use progesterone if you have: abnormal vaginal bleeding, a history of breast cancer, liver disease, or if you have recently had a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot.

Do not use if you are pregnant.

Progesterone should not be used to prevent heart disease or dementia, because this medicine may actually increase your risk of developing these conditions.

Using progesterone can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, or breast cancer.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Progesterone (micronized) capsule 200 mg
Prometrium capsule 100 mg200 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Progesterone solution 50 mg/mL
capsule 100 mg200 mg

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