Microgest (Micronised Progesterone)
What is Microgest (Micronised Progesterone) used for?
Microgest (Micronised Progesterone) is an oral hormone prescribed to treat women with irregular periods, abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding, or to stimulate menstruation in women who have stopped getting periods but have not gone through menopause. It operates by boosting reduced levels of this naturally occurring hormone to restore its usual balance. This action may also make the medication useful for preventing overgrowth of the lining in the uterus in postmenopausal women or to maintain early pregnancy in women who have had miscarriages. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Microgest (Micronised Progesterone)?
Microgest (Micronised Progesterone) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Most women are prescribed to be taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Microgest (Micronised Progesterone)?
The use of Microgest (Micronised Progesterone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as fever, flu symptoms, migraines, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, numbness on one side of the body, swelling of the extremities, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a lump in the breast. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Microgest (Micronised Progesterone) should not be administered to men or to women who have a history of breast cancer, clotting, a history of cancer of the genital tract, unexplained vaginal bleeding, an incomplete or missed abortion, or severely reduced liver function. Also disclose if you have diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, hypertension, migraines, porphyrias, photosensitivity, kidney disease, or moderately reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Microgest (Micronised 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.
Microgest (Micronised 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.