Progesterone Cream and
Progesterone Gel

COMMON USES: This medication is used to treat many conditions, including: hormone replacement therapy, abnormal periods, aiding conception, maintaining pregnancy, and other conditions as determined by your physician.

HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medication should be applied to “fatty” areas of the body (thighs, buttocks, abdomen) because it is more evenly absorbed. THIS MEDICATION should be taken at the same time everyday. IF YOU MISS A DOSE, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue taking the medication as directed. DO NOT double up. STORE THIS MEDICATION at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. It does not need to be stored in the refrigerator. This medicine has a shelf life of 2 (two) months, after which time it loses its effectiveness. For this reason, do not get more than a 2 months supply at any time.

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CAUTIONS: You may experience an absence of your menstrual periods while using this medicine. If you experience irregular menstrual periods, contact your doctor. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with you doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. If you are or may be pregnant, check with your physician for the instructions on using this medicine during pregnancy. IF YOU HAVE DIABETES MELLITUS, this medicine may worsen blood sugar control. Check with your doctor before you adjust the dose of your diabetes medicine or change your diet.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects that may go away during treatment include: nausea, change in menstrual flow, breakthrough bleeding, spotting, missed periods, breast tenderness, headache, acne or skin discoloration. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, if you experience weight changes, rash, itching, depression, or swelling of the ankles and fingers. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY, if you experience sudden or severe headache, sudden loss of coordination, sudden loss of vision or changes in vision, chest pain, weakness, numbness or pain in arms or legs, shortness of breath, or slurred speech. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your physician, nurse, or pharmacist.

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