Recommended Topic Related To:

Progesterone Injection

"Jan. 4, 2013 -- Against clinical guidelines, many women are still getting Pap smears (a test that's meant to find cancer of the cervix) even after they've had a total hysterectomy, which removes the uterus and cervix, according to a new governmen"...

Progesterone Injection

PROGESTERONE INJECTION USP
IN SESAME OIL
FOR INTRAMUSCULAR USE ONLY

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Progesterone injection, a progestin, is a sterile solution of progesterone in a suitable vegetable oil available for intramuscular use.

Progesterone occurs as a white or creamy white, crystalline powder. It is odorless and is stable in air. Practically insoluble in water, it is soluble in alcohol, acetone, and dioxane and sparingly soluble in vegetable oils.

It has the following structural formula:

Progesterone structural formula illustration

C21H30O2        M.W. 314.47

Pregn-4-ene-3, 20-dione

Each mL contains: Progesterone 50 mg, Benzyl Alcohol 10% as preservative in Sesame Oil q.s.

What are the precautions when taking progesterone injection (Progesterone Injection)?

Before using progesterone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as sesame oil), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: history of blood clots, history of bleeding in the brain, liver disease, cancer of the breast or other female organs, vaginal bleeding of unknown cause, a loss of pregnancy with some tissue remaining in the uterus ("missed abortion").

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: migraine...

Read All Potential Precautions of Progesterone Injection »

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/20/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

A A A

Progesterone Injection - User Reviews

Progesterone Injection User Reviews

Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.

Here is a collection of user reviews for the medication Progesterone Injection sorted by most helpful. Patient Discussions FAQs

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


Women's Health

Find out what women really need.


NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD