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Indicaç&otyle;es of Progesterone in cácapsules

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Indicaç&otyle;es of Progesterone in cácapsules
Indicaç&otyle;es of Progesterone in cácapsules
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Utrogestan is a medication indicated for the treatment of disorders related to the deficiency of the hormone progesterone or for the performance of fertility treatments.

This medicine can be purchased at pharmacies for a price of around 39 to 118 reais, depending on the prescribed dose and the size of the package, upon presentation of a medical prescription.

What is it for

Utrogestan capsules can be used orally or vaginally, which will depend on the therapeutic objective for which they are intended:

1. Orally

By mouth, this medicine is indicated for the treatment of:

  • Ovulation disorders related to progesterone deficiency, such as pain and other menstrual cycle changes, secondary amenorrhea, and benign breast changes;
  • Luteal insufficiency;
  • Progesterone deficiency states, for menopausal hormone replacement treatment in addition to estrogen therapy.

Before starting treatment, the doctor may order a progesterone test. See what this exam consists of.

2. Vaginal route

By vaginal route, Utrogestan is indicated for the treatment of:

  • Ovarian insufficiency or complete ovarian deficiency in women with reduced ovarian function;
  • Luteal phase supplementation, in some cases of infertility or for fertility treatments;
  • Threat of early abortion or prevention of abortion due to luteal insufficiency during the first trimester.

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How to use

Orally, the dosage of Utrogestan is as follows:

  • Progesterone insufficiency: 200 to 300 mg per day;
  • Luteal insufficiency, premenstrual syndrome, benign breast disease, irregular menstruation and premenopause: 200 mg as a single dose before bedtime or 100 mg two hours after a meal plus 200 mg in the evening, at bedtime, on a 10-day treatment regimen per cycle, from the 16th to the 25th day;
  • Hormone replacement therapy for menopause in combination with estrogens: 100 mg at night before bed, 25 to 30 days a month or divided into two doses of 100 mg, 12 to 14 days per month or as a single dose of 200 mg at night, before bed, 12 to 14 days per month.

Utrogestan dosage is as follows:

  • Progesterone support during ovarian insufficiency or deficiency in women with reduced ovarian function due to oocyte donation: 200 mg from the 15th to the 25th day of the cycle, in a single dose or divided into two doses of 100 mg. From the 26th day of the cycle or in the case of pregnancy, this dose can be increased to a maximum of 600 mg per day, divided into 3 doses until the 12th week of pregnancy;
  • Luteal phase supplementation during IVF or ICSI cycles: 600 to 800 mg per day, divided into three or four doses, started on the day of uptake or the day transfer, up to the 12th week of pregnancy;
  • Luteal phase supplementation, in case of subfertility or infertility due to anovulation: 200 to 300 mg per day, divided into two doses, starting on the 16th day of the cycle, for 10 days. If menstruation does not occur again, treatment is restarted and should be continued until the 12th pregnancy;
  • Threat of early abortion or prevention of abortion due to luteal insufficiency: 200 to 400 mg daily, divided into two doses, up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

Possible side effects

The most common side effects that may occur during treatment with Utrogestan are fatigue, swelling, headache, changes in weight, changes in appetite, heavy vaginal bleeding, abdominal bloating, irregular menstrual periods and drowsiness.

Who should not use

Utrogestan is contraindicated in people with cancer of the liver, breast or genital organs, with undiagnosed genital bleeding, history of stroke, liver disease, incomplete abortion, thromboembolic diseases, thrombophlebitis, porphyria or who have hypersensitivity to any of the components of the formula.

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