Progesterone is the form of naturally occurring hormone progesterone. This hormone binds to the progesterone receptor, leads to dissociation of heat shock proteins, receptor phosphorylation, and transcription activation through direct or indirect interaction with transcription factors. It exerts inhibitory effects on estrogens by reducing the number of estrogen receptors and increasing its metabolism to inactive metabolites. It induces secretory changes in the endometrium, reduces uterine contractility during pregnancy, and maintains pregnancy.
Progesterone composed of medicine is a type of female hormone. It is similar to the progesterone that the body naturally produces. It is given to replace the hormone when the body is not producing enough of it. In women who are not pregnant and not going through menopause, this medication Prometrium is indicated to restore normal menstrual periods that have stopped for several months.
This medicine also used as part of a combination of hormone replacement therapy with estrogens to reduce menopause symptoms. It also reduces the risk of cancer of the uterus.
Given medication stimulates the further development of blood vessels in the endometrium, and Prometrium stimulates glands in the endometrium to secrete nutrients that nourish the fertilized egg. This drug prepares the tissue lining of the uterus so that the fertilized egg can be implanted.
This medicine is available in a dosage as given below:
- 200 mg: This medicine is available as a capsule should be taken once a day at bedtime or as directed by the doctor
This medication is not recommended in children. This medication must not be used to test for pregnancy.
What is Prometrium?
Prometrium is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation.
What is Prometrium used for?
Prometrium is used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not yet reached menopause but are not having periods due to a lack of progesterone in the body.
What other condition will Prometrium relieve?
This medicine is also used to prevent overgrowth in the lining of the uterus in postmenopausal women who are receiving estrogen hormone replacement therapy.
What is to be take care of while consuming Prometrium?
Prometrium should not be used to prevent heart disease or dementia, because Prometrium may actually increase the risk of developing these conditions.
What should be avoided while using Prometrium?
Prometrium may impair thinking or reactions. Be careful in case of driving or doing anything that needs alertness.