What is Progesterone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Prometrium Bioidentical progesterone Progesterone Skin Creme Show all

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See also: Natural Progesterone Cream

Progesterone is progestin, a female hormone. It is used to prevent endometrial hyperplasia and secondary amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) and uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance. It is also available as intravaginal gel or tablet for use as part of assisted reproductive technology.

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Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hormonal imbalance 44 21
Perimenopause 17 12
Hormone replacement 12 10
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder 8 3
Support hormone balance 6 1
Menopause 5 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 12
Mild 18
None 40

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Progesterone

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Weight gain 2
Acne breakout 1
Depressed mood 1
Depression with anxiety 1
Dizziness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Progesterone

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 9
200 mg daily 4
150 mg daily 2
0.5 mL daily 1
1.7 % daily 1
300 mg monthly 1
5 mg three times daily 1
100 mg m,w,f 1
200 mcg daily 1
200mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Progesterone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 14
Course of treatment ended 9
Doctor's advice 9
Other 8
Side effects too severe 8
Expense 2
Personal research 1
See all 43 patients who’ve stopped taking Progesterone

Duration

Currently taking Progesterone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Progesterone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 61
Usually 11
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 20
Not at all hard to take 50
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 14
< $25 27
Not specified 29

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Progesterone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) 2
Estradiol (Estrace) 1
Estrogen and Progestin 1
Estrogen derivative (Premarin) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Progesterone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Progesterone

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COOPERATI
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COOPERATI
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

See COOPERATI's full Progesterone history

May 9, 2017 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for low levels)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Obsessive sex addict)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low levels)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Obsessive sex addict)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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djarum
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djarum
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
23 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

See djarum's full Progesterone history

Nov 27, 2011 (Started Nov 22, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Irregular menstrual periods)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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