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Natural progesterone cream instead of prometrium (micronized progesterone) work? How do I get the progest. I need without prescription, is it worth using cream for infertility?

Natural progesterone cream instead of prometrium (micronized progesterone) work? How do I get the progest. I need without prescription, is it worth using cream for infertility?

Drugs are similar: "natural" Progesterone and Prometrium (micronized progesterone) are really the same medication.Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is the only brand name Progesterone in a micronized capsule. Normally Progesterone would be digested by the gut, so it needs to be made differently. For both these you would need a physician prescription, but there are lower dose, less refined alternatives available otc or online. Not infertility meds by themselves. ...Read more

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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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Do you know of any safe, online pharmacies that i can buy discounted prometrium (micronized progesterone) (with a prescription)? I live in the us

Do you know of any safe, online pharmacies that i can buy discounted prometrium (micronized progesterone) (with a prescription)? I live in the us

Great question!!!: Your timing is impeccable. Fda just shut down 1, 677 online pharmacies (http://www.Cnn.Com/2013/06/27/health/online-pharmacies-closed). Check out http://www.Fda.Gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/buyingmedicinesovertheinternet/besaferxknowyouronlinepharmacy/default.Htm then http://www.Nabp.Net/programs/accreditation/vipps/find-a-vipps-online-pharmacy/ for vipps. ...Read more

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I have light brown spotting on and off through luteal phase. Can I take progesterone supplement without prescription or is it unsafe?

I have light brown spotting on and off through luteal phase. Can I take progesterone supplement without prescription or is it unsafe?

Not safe : Over the counter progesterones are not regulated by the FDA and the purity and potency are not assured. To be safe, see your doctor, be sure that a low progesterone ( i.e. Luteal phase defect) is the problem, and then you can safely begin a prescription progesterone. Best to be safe. ...Read more

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Why some reproductive endocrinologists prescription progesterone vaginal suppositories while others prescription progesterone in oils? In what cases are pios preferred?

Why some reproductive endocrinologists prescription progesterone vaginal suppositories while others prescription progesterone in oils? In what cases are pios preferred?

Preference: No absolutely clear evidence exists for p4 supplementation. Since res are human too, our choices are based on preference. Preference may be from our training, recent literature, theoretical beliefs, and personal experience. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to my health to use female hormone patches on male breasts? How do I get prescription for progesterone?

Is it dangerous to my health to use female hormone patches on male breasts? How do I get prescription for progesterone?

What for?: Why you want to use female hormone patches on your breast at age of 51 years whatever the purpose of your question is, you should not use female sex hormone patches without consulting a doctor as it can cause side effects you can only get prescription for Progesterone in us after consulting a physician. ...Read more

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My presciption progesterone 200mg says to take at night is the reasoning only because it says it can cause drowsiness?

My presciption progesterone 200mg says to take at night is the reasoning only because it says it can cause drowsiness?

Probably: Micronized Progesterone can cause more drowsiness than other forms of Progesterone and is often recommended to take at night for that reason. There are very few drug interactions, but separating timing from taking other drugs wold be another reason. ...Read more

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How can I increase my progesterone levels naturally?

By getting pregnant : Progesterone has specific function , when needed nature takes care of it, normal 2ng/ml to 5ng/ml after ovulation , reaches 200ng/ml during pregnancy , . ...Read more

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What is the best way to reverse side effects of natural progesterone cream?

What is the best way to reverse side effects of natural progesterone cream?

Lower the dose: During the normal menstrual cycle, Progesterone levels vary greatly. Thus, for many women who use Progesterone the dose has to vary depending on estrogen levels and other factors. For adjustments, cream rather than capsules allow for better regulation of dose. Generally start with a low dose such as 1/8 teaspoon of Progesterone cream. And work up slowly. ...Read more

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