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

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

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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What does prometrium (micronized progesterone) do for 62 yr old post menopause, will it cause any side effects?

What does prometrium (micronized progesterone) do for 62 yr old post menopause, will it cause any side effects?

Nothing: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a synthetic progesterone. It needs estrogen to work. At age 62, after menopause, estrogen production is low and Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will generally not have any effect. The question is why would one take Prometrium (micronized progesterone) at age 62? I cannot think of reason! ...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 the side effect of taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) 200mg during early pregnancy?

Please see below.: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a brand name for Progesterone (a female hormone), which is sometimes used to maintain a pregnancy. This medication may be used during pregnancy only as directed by your doctor. There is conflicting information about whether progestins may cause harm to an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is micronized progesterone body hair growth also as side effect?

Is micronized progesterone body hair growth also as side effect?

No: I am not sure i understand your question, but if you are asking: 'does micronized Progesterone cause growth of body hair?' then the answer is 'no.'. ...Read more

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Are there any adverse effects if I accidentally took a double dose of prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Unlikely: Depends what you are using it for, pregnancy support or to induce a period, but a double dose shouldn't affect either. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Prometrium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Prometrium allergy?

Misguided Reaction: Prometrium allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Prometrium that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more

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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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endometrial echo: 10.3mm normal? Im 21 years old taking prometrium..

 endometrial echo: 10.3mm normal? Im 21 years old taking prometrium..

No vaginal bleeding?: ...then acceptable range of endometrial thickness is 8-11 mm. NB: the risk of carcinoma is ~7% if the endometrium is >11 mm, and 0.002% if the endometrium is <11 mm. Please note that normal endometrium changes in appearance as well as in thickness throughout the menstrual cycle. Ref. https://radiopaedia.org/articles/endometrial-thickness ...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?

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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Prometrium (Definition)

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