Prometrium (Progesterone)

Strength(s): 100 mg ; 200 mg

Active Ingredient: Progesterone



Prometrium is a type of female hormone. Prometrium is similar to progesterone, a hormone produced naturally in the body. If this hormone is not enough in the body, this medication is used to make up for the deficit. This medication is used to restore normal menstrual periods in non-pregnant women and those not undergoing menopause.

Also, when combined with other hormones such as estrogen, this medication may be used to reduce the symptoms of menopause. When combined with estrogen replacement therapy, Prometrium may be used in the prevention of cancer of the uterus.

How to use Prometrium

Before taking this medication, read the instructions on the package and the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist. If any questions arise, consult your doctor or pharmacist. This medication should only be taken as prescribed by the doctor.

Do not increase or decrease the dose without being instructed to do so by your doctor. Do not take more medication than prescribed or for a longer period than prescribed. Continue taking the medication even if you are feeling better. Ensure you complete your prescription schedule.

This medication is taken orally, usually once daily as directed by the doctor. This medication should not be used by children. If you experience any trouble swallowing this medication, take it with a full glass of water while standing.

Dosage is dependent on response to treatment and the medical condition. Take it regularly to get the full benefits. Take it at the same time each day so as to remember easily. If your condition fails to improve, consult your doctor.


Do not take Prometrium if you are allergic to it. Discuss with your doctor any other allergies you may have before getting your prescription. Inactive ingredients present in this drug may lead to an allergic reaction. For more details, consult your pharmacist.

Before taking this medication, discuss your medical history with your doctor especially of seizures, lupus, stroke, depression, kidney disease, diabetes, migraine, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, high blood levels of fat/cholesterol, asthma.

Before any surgeries, be sure to inform your doctor of the use of this and other medications you are using. Avoid smoking while taking this medication. When taking this medication, do not drive, operate machinery or carry out any activity that requires alertness. You may experience drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision.

During pregnancy, use Prometrium only as directed by the doctor. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor to understand the risks and benefits.

Side effects

Common side effects experienced when taking this medication include breast tenderness, blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, bloating, nausea, change in vaginal discharge, mood swings. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if these effects persist or worsen. This medication has been prescribed by the doctor since it has been determined the benefits outweigh the risk of side effects.

Serious side effects that may be experienced when taking this medication include swollen hands/feet, mental/mood changes, unusual vaginal bleeding, breast lumps, dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, unusual tiredness, stomach/abdominal pain. If you experience these effects, seek immediate medical assistance.

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