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Generic: progesterone
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This medicine is used to prevent the overgrowth of the lining of the uterus in women who are taking estrogens for the symptoms of menopause
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

This medicine can cause swelling, tenderness, or bleeding of the gums. Be careful when brushing and flossing teeth. See your dentist regularly for routine dental care.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breast tissue changes or discharge
  • changes in vaginal bleeding during your period or between your periods
  • depression
  • muscle or bone pain
  • numbness or pain in the arm or leg
  • pain in the chest, groin or leg
  • seizures or tremors
  • severe headache
  • stomach pain
  • sudden shortness of breath
  • unusually weak or tired
  • vision or speech problems
  • yellowing of skin or eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • acne
  • fluid retention and swelling
  • increased in appetite
  • mood changes, anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, or emotional outbursts
  • nausea, vomiting
  • sweating or hot flashes

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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