General English name: Progestogen-only

Brand: Aizea, Cerelle, Cerazette, Nacrez, Micronor, Noriday, Norgeston

Application: Contraception





Progesterone Medication Information

Contraindications to progesterone

Drug interaction of progesterone

Tips to consider before taking progesterone

Possible side effects of progesterone

How to store progesterone





Progesterone Medication Information

Medication Information: Progesterone-only contraceptive pills are known as "progesterone-only pills," or "mini-pills." Oral contraceptive pills, which also contain estrogen, are usually not suitable for contraception. If you are breastfeeding your baby, these pills can be easily removed from the body.

Contraceptive pills, which contain only progesterone (a female sex hormone), are similar to progesterone, which is made naturally in the ovaries. Progesterone used in birth control pills Progesterone (only-progestogen) contains desogestrel, levonorgestrel and nortisterone: Aizea (containing desogestrel), Cerelle (containing desogestrel), Cerazette (containing desogestrel), N , Noriday (containing nortisterone), Norgeston (containing levonorgestrel).

Progesterone birth control pills work mainly by thickening the mucus made by the cervix. This makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus through the cervix and fertilize the egg, thus preventing pregnancy. They also affect the wall of the uterus, preventing it from thickening, so that the wall of the uterus is not thick enough for the egg to attach and grow. It also has effects on the ovaries and ovulation (monthly release of an egg) that may not always happen.


Contraindications to progesterone

Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.


Drug interaction of progesterone

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.


Tips to consider before taking progesterone

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking progesterone:

• If you think you may be pregnant.

• If you have any liver problems.

• If you have a vascular problem or arterial disease.

• If you have systemic lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory disease, less commonly called SLE).

• If you have breast cancer or any cancer related to sex steroids.

• If you have an ovarian cyst or other than your normal menstrual period, you may have vaginal bleeding.

• If you have porphyria (a rare inherited blood disorder).

• If you have a disease such as celiac disease, cystic fibrosis or pancreatitis that interferes with food absorption.

• If you have ever had an unwanted pregnancy or if you have jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) during pregnancy.

• If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

• If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a medicine.


Possible side effects of progesterone

All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Feeling sick, headache, irregular menstrual periods, spotting, dizziness, abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, inflammation at the injection site, mood swings, chest discomfort, decreased libido, vaginal inflammation, change in appetite and weight, back pain Flushing, acne and other skin problems

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of progesterone.


How to store progesterone

• Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

• Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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