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.

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mc 10th wk due 2 unknown reason, &2nd mc at 4th wk due to low progesterone of 5.Adviced 200 mg Prometrium (micronized progesterone) frm 5Dpo on. Isn't every cycle different?

Yes. Make sure your thyroid is stable. Also, If you check your progesterone levels when you are miscarrying, it will be low. It isnt necessarily the cause. It might just be a sign. Having 2 mc in a row is also not unusual, unfortunately. There is a 15 percent chance of mc for every pregnancy you have. Read more...

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...

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...
Prometrium (micronized progesterone) Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a micronized Progesterone in the form of a capsule. The Progesterone is a plant source and being micronized improves oral absorption. Progesterone can be utilized for different uses, most commonly to induce menses, support pregnancies in ivf, and in postmenopausal hormone replacement. Read more...

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...

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...