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Micronised Progesterone

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Progesterone Utrogestan

Micronised Progesterone - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Micronised Progesterone cause?

  • ​Stomach discomfort, nausea and vomitting
    • Take it after food to reduce these side effects
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headache
    • You may take Paracetamol to manage headaches
  • Dizziness, drowsiness
    • Avoid activities that require mental alertness and avoid using heavy machineries
  • Weight changes, mood swings
    • Take medication at the same time every day to avoid huge changes in the hormone levels in your body, which can lead to mood changes.
  • Skin pigmentation
    • Apply sunblock when outdoors and avoid long hours of sun exposure

Consult your doctor about any symptoms that becomes bothersome

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately

Before taking Micronised Progesterone, what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies
  • You have a history of or current medical conditions such as liver problems, stroke, heart disease, blood clots, migraine headaches, epilepsy (fits), diabetes mellitus or cancer

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Micronised Progesterone?

​Some medications may affect how micronised progesterone works or be affected by micronised progesterone. Please inform other healthcare professionals about the medication you are taking if you are seeing them for other medical conditions.

Micronised Progesterone - Additional Information

  • Updated on Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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