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Doctor insights on: Progesterone Tablets

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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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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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Are estrace (estradiol) pills taken vaginally?

Are estrace (estradiol) pills taken vaginally?

Sometimes: Sometimes estrogen is given vaginally when women suffer from atrophy, dry vagina, with menopause. ...Read more

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Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Yes: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules can be taken vaginally. When a woman is pregnant and needs extra Progesterone that is usually the way it is given. I have occasionally had my non pregnant patients take Prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally. The capsule needs to be inserted in the vagina up near the cervix at bedtime. ...Read more

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Will melatonin or prometrium (micronized progesterone) raise prolactin?

Will melatonin or prometrium (micronized progesterone) raise prolactin?

Interesting question: Nocturnal secretion of melatonin has been shown to affect secretion of prolactin. To my knowledge melatonin can exacerbate mild hyperprolactinemia. The relationship between Progesterone and prolactin i think is more unclear. We know thatprogesterone can affect prolactin in various ways. I'm curious to know in what context you would like to know the answer to this question? ...Read more

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Is prometrium (micronized progesterone) safe to take while pregnant?

Is prometrium (micronized progesterone) safe to take while pregnant?

Yes: Despite the package warning, it is safe. It is the same Progesterone you make during the luteal phase of your cycle and during pregnancy. It is often used to supplement in the first trimester if the Progesterone level is low and you are threatening to miscarry. ...Read more

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Could oral progesterone tablets be taken vaginally for perimenopause?

Could oral progesterone tablets be taken vaginally for perimenopause?

Progesterone. : Oral Progesterone would not cause harm if used vaginally, but it would make more sense to have it compounded specifically for vaginal use. ...Read more

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Can taking progesterone supplements help your luteal phase?

Sometimes: A luteal phase defect (lpd) is the name for a problem of too little Progesterone (p4) after ovulation. The diagnosis can be difficult to diagnose because tests of low p4 are controversial. However, if your doctor diagnoses lpd then the treatment is p4 to relace what yu do not make. Another treatment is to improve the follicle so that it naturally makes enough p4 itself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does progesterone medine like Duphaston contain hcg?

No: Hcg is only made in the body or given by injection. It is not in any other medication such as progesterone. ...Read more

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Progesterone micronized can delay menstruation?

Progesterone micronized can delay menstruation?

Yes: The period comes on when Progesterone levels drop. If a woman is taking progesterone, the level will stay high and the period will be delayed. ...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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Can you take cypriterone acetate tablets with fluoxetine tablets?

Can you take cypriterone acetate tablets with fluoxetine tablets?

Yes: There are no known interactions or contraindications to taking these two medications together. ...Read more

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Can i take contraceptive pills (marvelon) while taking duphaston?

Can i take contraceptive pills (marvelon) while taking duphaston?

Yes : Marvelon is a birth control pill with estrogen and Progesterone already in it. Duphaston is just a progesterone. I am not sure why both would be prescribed, but yes, you can take both. ...Read more

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When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Go see your doctor: While our impression of estrogen for perimenopausal women has changed dramatically over the last decade, it still should be used for right reason, and sedation is not one of them. So go see your prescribing doctor & tell her/him about your side effects so that s/he can offer you some alternatives (rather than just throw more medications at you). ...Read more

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Does taking progesterone pills help get pregnant?

Taking progesterone: Gel intravaginally( this is the fda approved progesterone) if you have a low Progesterone level as determined by blood work done by your gyn could help, please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more