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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

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Dr. Seth Derman
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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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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 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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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

Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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Micronized Progesterone (Definition)

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