PROMETRIUM is very useful in protecting the lining of the uterus in women on estrogen replacement therapy.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
Drug Class and Mechanism
PROMETRIUM is the only oral progesterone that is available in market.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store PROMETRIUM at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F(15 and 30 degrees C). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
Doctors advise against using PROMETRIUM if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like heart problem.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor.
PROMETRIUM may increase the risk of getting dizziness or drowsiness. This risk greatly increases if you combine it with alcoholic beverages. So please avoid them while using PROMETRIUM. Also, avoid undertaking any tasks which require mental alertness (driving, handling heavy machinery etc).
Doctors may prescribe certain laboratory tests like blood pressure, breast and pelvic examinations, PAP tests (for endometrial cancer), mammogram to determine how you have responded to treatment and to gauge the severity of the side effects of PROMETRIUM. Please Keep all lab appointments and do not miss any tests.
Please inform your lab technician or surgeon that you are taking PROMETRIUM before you undergo any emergency surgical procedure including dental operations.
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using PROMETRIUM to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby. It is known to cause harm to fetus.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using PROMETRIUM as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include sleepiness or tiredness, dizziness, cough, nausea, vomiting, cramps, bloating, worry, irritability, diarrhea, constipation, headache, breast tenderness, stomach upset, acne, or dry mouth.
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like pain or cramping in the muscles or joints; unexplained weight changes; swelling of hands or feet; fainting; vaginal discharge; difficulty urinating or change in the amount of urine produced; or breast pain.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.