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Progesterone uses

Progesterone is a synthetic progestogen (female sex hormone) that is similar to hormone progesterone produced by human body. It is used to reduce the risk for premature birth and used to treat amenorrhea (restore menstrual periods). Additionally, it is used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance.

Common side-effects

• Acne
• Fever
• Abnormal bleeding
• Sleep disturbances
• Weight gain or loss

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Do not self-administer. Progesterone will be given by registered nurse or health care professional.
• Progesterone will be given intramuscularly.
• You are recommended not to smoke while taking Progesterone. Together they may bring up very unpleasant side effects.
• You are recommended to go for breast screening regularly while taking Progesterone.
• Before driving or performing any strenuous activity after taking Progesterone make sure you are alert and normal enough to take up the above activities as this medicine may induce sleepiness.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medications or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.


Q. How does Progesterone work? A. Progesterone is a synthetic hormone similar to female hormone progesterone in the body which is involved in menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Progesterone works by mimicking the effects of natural progesterone.
Q. Can I consume alcohol while taking Progesterone? A. No, you are recommended not to consume alcohol while taking Progesterone because alcohol may increase the risk of spontaneous abortion. So, you are strongly recommended to avoid alcohol along with Progesterone. 
Q. Can I take Progesterone with antibiotics? A. No, you are not recommended to take Progesterone with antibiotics. Antibiotics might decrease the effectiveness of Progesterone. So, please check with your doctor before taking antibiotics with Progesterone.
Q. Does Progesterone cause weight gain? A. Yes, Progesterone may cause weight gain as it may affect your body's metabolism and fat deposition. This may cause an increase in your appetite which leads to weight gain. It is advisable to follow diet and exercise while you are on this medication. Please inform your doctor if you think you've put on more weight than normal.
Q. Is Progesterone a contraceptive? A. No, Progesterone is not a contraceptive, it is used to delay menstrual periods, treat various period problems, reduce the risk for premature birth, treat abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance.
Q. Does Progesterone cause withdrawal bleeding? A. Yes, it is common to experience withdrawal bleeding within 48-72 hours after the last injection but after that normal menstrual cycles will be resumed. If you experience unexpected bleeding or spotting, then consult your doctor immediately.