In this Article
- What other names is Progesterone known by?
- What is Progesterone?
- How does Progesterone work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Progesterone.
Lab-made progesterone is used to imitate the functions of the progesterone released by the ovaries.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Intravaginal progesterone gel is LIKELY SAFE when used as part of infertility treatment. However, progesterone is LIKELY UNSAFE when used during pregnancy for any other purpose.
There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking progesterone if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Arterial disease: Don't use progesterone if you have arterial disease.
Breast cancer: Avoid use unless you are directed to do so by your healthcare provider.
Depression: Get your healthcare provider's advice first before using progesterone if you have major depression now or a history of major depression.
Liver disease: Progesterone might make liver disease worse. Don't use it.
Vaginal bleeding: If you have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, don't use progesterone.
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