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PROGESTERONE INJECTION USP
IN SESAME OIL
FOR INTRAMUSCULAR USE ONLY
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:
C21H30O2 M.W. 314.47
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...
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/20/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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