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Please describe the medication: prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Please describe the medication: prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Progesterone: It is a micronized progesterone. It can also be called a bio identical progesterone. The chemical structure is the same as the Progesterone produced by the ovary in a woman's body. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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I'm supposed to take prometrium (micronized progesterone) on day 12-16 200mg twice a day, is this medication completely safe and does it cause dementia? I'm ttc but unsure

I'm supposed to take prometrium (micronized progesterone) on day 12-16 200mg twice a day, is this medication completely safe and does it cause dementia? I'm ttc but unsure

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): No medication is "completely safe." Every action we take in life has risks and benefits. Dementia is not one of the concerns from Prometrium (micronized progesterone) so I am not sure where you got that. It is an extremely commonly used medication that is very standard. You will have to decide if your desire to conceive outweighs your fear of medication ...Read more

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Do I have medication side effects or something worse? Been feeling dizzy, unable to concentrate, sleepy all day and flushed for a week - prometrium (micronized progesterone)

Do I have medication side effects or something worse? Been feeling dizzy, unable to concentrate, sleepy all day and flushed for a week - prometrium (micronized progesterone)

Let me help you: While most women have no problems with prometrium, (micronized progesterone) side effects may occur during treatment. The most common side effects include dizziness, headaches, and cramping. Potentially dangerous side effects are also possible. If you develop any of these serious side effects of prometrium, (micronized progesterone) such as migraines or yellowing of the skin, contact your healthcare provider right away. ...Read more

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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

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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 oral micronized progesterone make you fat?

Can oral micronized progesterone make you fat?

No.: There is no real evidence that taking Progesterone or other hormones with cause you to gain weight.

20 years ago when birth control pills were much higher doses of hormones than they are today gained a reputation for creating "water weight" gain. .... But that was patient complaint, not medical evidence.

Micronized Progesterone is not likely to contribute to any weight changes you experience. ...Read more

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Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) make a cyst larger?

Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) make a cyst larger?

No: There is no reason and no real way for Prometrium (micronized progesterone) to cause any kind of ovarian cyst to grow. Cysts may grow larger, but it is not caused by the prometrium (micronized progesterone). ...Read more

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Can you ovulate after taking prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Yes: Yes, though Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is usually taken after ovulation, to support pregnancy. ...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 won't usually suppress your own body from ovulating. ...Read more

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Can alcohol be consumed while on prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Yes: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a bio identical progesterone. There is no contraindication in consuming alcohol along with prometrium (micronized progesterone). The alcohol consumption should be moderate for health reasons. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of being on prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Safe: If you are inquiring about effects that are either unpleasant or dangerous, there really are no important ones. ...Read more

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What are the safety concenrs with bioidentical oral micronized progesterone?

What are the safety concenrs with bioidentical oral micronized progesterone?

None: Progesterone is progesterone. All Progesterone comes from the same plant based source and even the synthetic progestins like Provera (medroxyprogesterone) have Progesterone as their base. Micronized Progesterone is exactly Progesterone while synthetic progestins are progesterones that have been chemically modified. Progesterone comes from the ovary or from conversion from the adrenal hormone dhea. ...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

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Can the prometrium (micronized progesterone) prescribed orally be used vaginally?

Yes: In fact vaginal administration of Prometrium (micronized progesterone) seems to provide better levels of Progesterone to the uterus. ...Read more

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I have had two miscarriages back to back now. Would using prometrium (micronized progesterone) be wise?

I have had two miscarriages back to back now. Would using prometrium (micronized progesterone) be wise?

Evaluation: The first step is to be evaluated for recurrent miscarriages. Most are related to abnormal genetics or a problem with the uterus, some are related to blood clotting disorders and some are for unknown reasons. But the first thing is to be evaluated since recurrent miscarriages is usually a genetic issues with the eggs. ...Read more

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Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) to start my cycle but it never started should I take it again?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): If you don't have a period after taking prometrium, (micronized progesterone) possibly you are also lacking sufficient estrogen to prime the uterus. I think that you should schedule a gyn vist and try using estrogen first, and then using the promedriu. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prometrium (micronized progesterone) and do they go away after continued use?

A few: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) may make some individuals very dizzy and very tired. I normally have my patients take the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) right before bedtime on an empty stomach. If this does not improve the side effects then consider taking the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally. ...Read more

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Is prometrium (micronized progesterone) protecting my lining if been taking for months and lining got thick again?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): I'm a bit unsure of what you are asking. Are you taking Prometrium (micronized progesterone) every day without a break? If so, why? Are you in menopause, and is this being given to you along with estrogen? If you know enough to speak about the thickness of your lining. Clearly you are seeing a doctor who is doing ultrasounds. I would like to help, but am a bit confused. ...Read more

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Could changing route of prometrium (micronized progesterone) from orally to vaginally actually cause progesterone levels to decrease?

Yes: Yes but why are you measuring the levels? Measuring the levels are not clinically important. Because I don't know what you are using the Progesterone for it is hard to answer the question. However, vaginal Progesterone will make the uterine concentration of Progesterone higher but the blood levels may not be as high. If the uterus is the target blood levels are irrelevant. ...Read more

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Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks for perimenopause symptoms. Started out with improvements but didn't last. Now what?

Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks for perimenopause symptoms. Started out with improvements but didn't last. Now what?

See your doctor: Your ob/gyn specialist can review your symptoms and suggest treatment based on your medical and family history. This may include estrogen in addition to the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) you are taking now. ...Read more

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I am scared I have been taking my prometrium (micronized progesterone) for thick lining on day 14 is that wrong did I cause lining not to thin?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Prometrium (micronized progesterone) only thins a lining if it is taken in high daily doses for a very prolonged period of time. When taken for, say, 10-14 days it can thicken a lining. Once stopped, if not pregnant, the lining breaks down and sheds/bleeds. I hope this helps... By the way - I'm in your neck if the woods! I saw a new patient from miami just yesterday! ...Read more

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100 mg prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 3 months and now 200 for last 2 months how come lining became normal 2 months ago and now it's thick again?

Couple things: One could be that you are ready to menstruate and the blood makes the lining look thicker on us. The other issue could be that you have complex adenomatous hyperplasia. In that case, Prometrium (micronized progesterone) probably won't help as it would with simple hyperplasia. You may wish to request an endometrial biopsy or consider a synthetic Progesterone such as provera. ...Read more

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I started estrace1mg and prometrium (micronized progesterone) 100mg in april and would like to decontinue the perscription! Is this a good idea. Was perscribed for a year?

HRT options: It depends upon what reason it was prescribed for. If it is regulating your menopausal symptoms and your cycles this may change. In general it is always a good idea to weigh the risks and side effects of the medicines you are taking with the benefit of being on the medicines and with the risks and benefits of being off the medicines. I might need more information to be more helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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