What is Gestone (Progesterone) used for?
Gestone (Progesterone) is an injectable hormone prescribed to regulate ovulation and menstrual periods in women. It operates by elevating reduced progesterone levels in the body to prevent these conditions from occurring. This action may also make it useful for reducing unusually heavy menstrual bleeding, to aid early pregnancy in women who have had several miscarriages, or to aid implantation of a fertilized egg in women going through in vitro fertilization. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Gestone (Progesterone)?
Gestone (Progesterone) should always be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The correct administration frequency and dosage will be determined by your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. The injection is normally performed by your doctor or a fully trained health care professional, but you may need to perform the injection yourself in some cases. Always sterilize the needle and the site of injection before each use. Collect the prescribed amount of the solution into the syringe, remove any air by holding it upright while tapping the syringe and pressing the plunger until a few drops of medication appear, and slowly inject the solution into a muscle or vein. It is important to observe the solution prior to each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Gestone (Progesterone)?
The use of Gestone (Progesterone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are migraines, fever, flu symptoms, numbness on one side of the body, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, unusual swelling, depression symptoms, unexplained vaginal bleeding, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a lump appearing in the breast. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Gestone (Progesterone) is only meant to treat women and should never be administered to men. This medication should not be used to treat women who have unexplained vaginal bleeding, a history of cancer of the genital tract, a history of breast cancer, thrombophlebitis, or severely reduced liver function. It is also important to inform your doctor if you have diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, hypertension, photosensitivity, porphyrias, kidney disease, or mildly reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Gestone (Progesterone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Gestone (Progesterone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.