UTROGESTAN caps. 100 mg. 30 capsules
Utrogestan hormonal medicine containing progesterone. It belongs to the group of medicines known as progestins
UTROGESTAN caps. 100 mg. 30 capsules
UTROGESTAN WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
Utrogestan hormonal medicine containing progesterone. It belongs to the group of medicines known as progestins.
Utrogestan is used to treat symptoms that sometimes occur before the menstrual cycle: chest pain or discomfort (mastodiniya), swollen abdomen and / or swelling of legs syndrome "heavy legs" and / or fatigue, frequent mood swings, nervousness and irritability.
Utrogestan can be used by women with irregular periods, experiencing some of the above symptoms. These symptoms are more common in women around the age of 50 when the cycle becomes irregular.
Utrogestan used for the treatment of benign breast disease (mastopathy), which can be found in self-examination. Breast self-examination should be done according to the recommendations of your doctor, you do not have to be right before the beginning of menstruation.
Women whose menstrual cycle is irregular for one year or more that is at menopause, Utrogestan may be prescribed in addition to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with estrogen to benefit patients all the benefits of estrogen therapy and avoid its hazards.
Utrogestan is indicated for the treatment of infertility in women due to hormonal disturbances can not conceive or carry a pregnancy.
Vaginal application is an alternative to oral.
Utrogestan used to treat a certain type of infertility in women as well as primary and secondary infertility in women due to hormonal disturbances can not conceive or carry a pregnancy, especially during the program for in vitro fertilization and / or donor eggs .
Utrogestan is indicated for the treatment of threatened abortion or prevent repeated miscarriages due to proven progesterone deficiency.
All other indications for oral progesterone, provided that there is:
Adverse effects of oral progesterone (sleepiness);
Oral Contraindications (liver disease).
BEFORE YOU USE UTROGESTAN
Do not use Utrogestan if any of the following situation applies to you
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to progesterone, peanut butter, soy lecithin or any of the other ingredients of Utrogestan;
if you have severe liver function abnormalities;
if you have or have had a blood clot in the blood vessels of the legs or lungs (such as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism);
If you have a diagnosed or suspected hormone-dependent disorders or tumors of the uterus, breast or ovarian cancer;
if you have had breast cancer;
you have abnormal vaginal bleeding that has not been diagnosed by your doctor;
Take special care with Utrogestan
Treatment when performed in accordance with recommended doses, not method.
Unlike other drugs of the same group, vaginal application Utrogestan not affect the liver and no reported cases of increased blood clotting. Moreover Utrogestan no effects that could affect blood pressure.
The menstrual cycle can be shortened and / or there is bleeding off, if therapy is started too early, especially before 15 days of the menstrual cycle.
More than half early, miscarriages are caused by genetic complications. Moreover, they can be caused by infections or mechanical injury. In these cases, the only result from the use of progesterone will delay the release of the dead fetus. Therefore, progesterone should be used only in the case of progesterone deficiency and as prescribed by your doctor.
Medical examination / follow
Before you start or resume hormone replacement therapy (HRT) Your doctor will lift the complete personal and family medical history. He can examine your chest and / or abdomen, and explore your internal organs. Once you start HRT periodically (at least annually) You should be conducted medical examinations, during which your doctor will discuss with you the benefits and risks of continuing HRT.
HRT should stop immediately and contact your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
onset of migraine-type headache for the first time;
symptoms of blockage of blood vessels eg. visual disturbances;
If you develop yellow skin and eyes (jaundice) or other liver problems;
if you become pregnant;
Significant increase in blood pressure;
increased frequency of epileptic seizures;
If you have surgery, tell your doctor. To reduce the risk of blood clot may need to stop HRT 4 to 6 weeks before surgery. Your doctor will tell you when you can start HRT again.
Taking other medicines
Utrogestan use for at least 12 days per cycle during hormonal replacement therapy (HRT), including estrogen, is highly recommended and even required to take advantage of the benefits of patients with estrogen therapy.
Certain drugs used to treat epilepsy and certain antibiotics can affect the action of Utrogestan. In turn Utrogestan can affect the action of medicinal products for the treatment of diabetes.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and lactation
Application of Utrogestan is not contraindicated during pregnancy incl. first few weeks of pregnancy.
Your doctor may prescribe Utrogestan to prevent repeated miscarriage or contractions increased exposure that can lead to premature birth.
Not studied and is not known whether progesterone is excreted in human milk, therefore the use of Utrogestan during lactation is not recommended.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Driving and operating machinery
If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Utrogestan
Utrogestan capsules contain peanut butter soft. If you are allergic to peanut or soya, do not use this product.
HOW TO USE UTROGESTAN
Always use Utrogestan exactly as your doctor has told you. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacis
The usual dose is 2 capsules at bedtime, and 1 capsule in the morning, if necessary.
The maximum daily dose is 2-3 capsules Utrogestan. The capsules should be taken with you some water.
Treatment of symptoms that sometimes occur before menstruation (premenstrual syndrome, menstrual irregularities, premenopausal, benign mastopathy): 2 or 3 capsules daily for a cycle of 10 days, usually 17 to 26 days of the menstrual cycle.
Hormone replacement therapy in menopause: not recommended with estrogen alone. Progesterone is considered as an adjunct to therapy, the dose is 2 capsules daily for 14 days (the last two weeks of the three-week treatment cycle), then hormone therapy is stopped for one week. During this one week can be seen bleeding.
Prevention of abortion and premature delivery: 3-4 capsules Utrogestan every 6 to 8 hours, depending on the clinical results obtained in the acute phase followed by a maintenance dose until the 36th week of gestation.
The usual dose is one capsule in the morning and 1 capsule before bedtime, such as capsules should be placed deep in the vagina. This dose may be increased depending on the individual response to therapy.
Insufficient luteal phase (ovulation disorders, irregular menstruation): daily dose is 2 capsules daily for 10 days, usually 17 to 26 days of the menstrual cycle.
Infertility due to progesterone deficiency total (egg donation): the usual dose is 1 capsule of the 13th and 14th days of the cycle of transfer, then from the 15th to 25th day of cycle 1 capsule in the morning and at bedtime. On the 26th day, and in the case of pregnancy, the dose was increased by one capsule per day each week until a maximum daily dose of 6 capsules per day divided into three applications. This requirement shall continue until day 60 of pregnancy.
Supplementing the luteal phase in IVF cycles (IFV): the recommended dose is 6 capsules per day (6 capsules divided into three in the morning, at noon and at bedtime), starting from the date of transfer.
Supplementing the luteal phase in spontaneous and induced cycles in cases of subfertility or primary / secondary infertility (due to ovulation disorders): recommended use of 2 capsules per day, 17-day cycle for 10 days.
In the case of threatened abortion or prevention of recurrent miscarriages caused by progesterone deficiency: recommended use 2-4 capsules daily for two applications to the 12th week of pregnancy.
Always use Utrogestan accordance with these recommendations, except when your doctor has told you otherwise.
Tell your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
The duration of treatment is determined by the doctor.
If you take more than the dose Utrogestan
Side effects are usually symptoms of overdose, resolving spontaneously upon reduction of the dose of Utrogestan or increasing the daily dose of estrogen (in the treatment of menopause).
In some women, the usual dose may be too high and cause certain symptoms. In such cases must take one of the following:
In case of drowsiness and dizziness, transient dose should be reduced gradually or Utrogestan should be administered at bedtime for a period of 10 days per cycle.
In case of bleeding during the menstrual cycle or shorter cycle, treatment should begin later in the cycle (ie on the 19th day of the cycle, instead of the 17th).
If you take more doses Utrogestan, please immediately contact your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take or have taken less Utrogestan
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you stop taking Utrogestan
There are no known side effects after stopping treatment with this medicine.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Utrogestan can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects may occur with frequency, defined as follows:
very common: affects more than 1 in 10 patients treated;
common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100 patients;
uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000 patients;
rare: affects 1 to 10 of 10,000 patients treated;
very rare: affects less than 1 in 10,000 patients treated;
Not known from the available data can not be estimated.
The table below lists the adverse reactions observed oral grouped according to frequency and system organ class.
It is a shortening of the menstrual cycle or bleeding during the cycle if treatment is started too early, especially before the 15th day of the cycle.
At higher doses, it can be observed sleepiness and / or transient dizziness. These symptoms disappear when Utrogestan dose reduction without compromising therapeutic success.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO STORE UTROGESTAN
Do not store above 25 ° C.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use Utrogestan after the expiry date stated on the packaging and in the case of broken capsules! The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater or household waste as they can be harmful to the environment. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Each capsule, soft Utrogestan contain:
Active substance: 100 mg of progesterone;
The other ingredients are: peanut butter, soy lecithin, gelatin, glycerol, titanium dioxide (E171).