What is Progestogel (Progesterone) used for?
Progestogel (Progesterone) is a topical medication used to treat breast tenderness or pain occurring prior to menstruation. It operates by boosting reduced levels of the hormone progesterone in the body. This medication may be prescribed to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Progestogel (Progesterone)?
Always follow the instructions of your doctor while using Progestogel (Progesterone) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Most patients are instructed to administer one daily dosage of 2.5g to each breast, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the doses uses the included measuring device to apply the correct amount of gel to the breasts and gently massage it into the skin. This dosage is normally repeated every day from the tenth to twenty-fifth day of your menstrual cycle. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the gel from contacting any area not being treated or the mucous membranes. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Progestogel (Progesterone)?
Some patients using Progestogel (Progesterone) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are severe chest or breast pain, intense headaches, severe nausea, vomiting, fever, flu symptoms, unusual swelling, symptoms of depression, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a lump appearing in the breast. Inform your doctor as soon as any worrying or intense side effects occur to make sure any necessary alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Progestogel (Progesterone) is only meant to treat females and should never be used by men. Do not begin using this medication if you are pregnant, suspected to be pregnant, breastfeeding, if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or if you have a history of strokes, a history of heart attacks, a history of blood clots, unexplained vaginal bleeding, porphyrias, a history of breast cancer, a history of genital tract cancer, severely reduced liver function, or allergies to peanuts or soya. Also inform your doctor if you have hypertension, migraines, a history of depression, diabetes, heart disease, photosensitivity, or reduced kidney or liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regiment.
Strictly use Progestogel (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.
Progestogel (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.