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What is prometrium (micronized progesterone) used for?

What is prometrium (micronized progesterone) used for?

Progesterone: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a bio identical hormone which is used to initiate withdrawal bleeding after a cycle where ovulation doesn't occur or it can be used to support a pregnancy when the Progesterone level is too low. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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Micronized Progesterone (Definition)

Micronized progesterone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Please describe the medication: prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a micronized Progesterone in the form of a capsule. The Progesterone is a plant source and being micronized improves oral absorption. Progesterone can be utilized for different uses, most commonly to induce menses, support pregnancies in ivf, and in postmenopausal hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Is the micronized progesterone any different from regular progesterone?

Is the micronized progesterone any different from regular progesterone?

Micronized P4: Practically speaking, for someone using progsterone, no. Progesterone does not dissovle well in water, and so it's poorly absorbed unless micronized in oil. You can think of 'micronized' as meaning dissolved, although it's not quite identical. ...Read more

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How long does prometrium (micronized progesterone) stay in your system? Does it build up over time and how long before its depleted?

How long does prometrium (micronized progesterone) stay in your system? Does it build up over time and how long before its depleted?

About 1 day: Half life is around 28 hours, meaning half is gone every 28 hours you don't take it. You don't build up a store of it either. So within a few days, it is gone from your system hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate while taking prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Can you ovulate while taking prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Yes: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) doe not inhibit your own ovulation. And it is safe to take in pregnancy so that is why it is a nice medicine. I assume you are taking it to regulate your periods. But since it is generally a low does it wont usually suppress your own body from ovulating. ...Read more

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Could taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) make my insomnia worse? Why?

Could taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) make my insomnia worse? Why?

IT is supposed to: Make it better that is why you are supposed to take the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) at night, if u think it is making it worse call your gyn so the gyn can switch u to a different Progesterone if u need to stay on one. ...Read more

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What will happen if you drink while taking prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Not much: Not much will happen if you drink while taking promethium. Moderation is always advisable when it comes to alcohol, and women should never drink during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Prometrium (Definition)

Prometrium is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more