progesterone vaginal (generic name)
Crinone (brand name)
This medicine is used to help women who are going through an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment program to become pregnant
(proe JES ter one)
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What is this medicine?PROGESTERONE (proe JES ter one) is a female hormone. This medicine is used to help women who are going through an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment program to become pregnant. It is also used to treat secondary amenorrhea. This is when a woman stops getting menstrual periods due to low levels of progesterone.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for use in the vagina. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use the applicator exactly as directed. Do not use more often than prescribed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other vaginal products without asking your doctor or health care professional.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.
If your doctor or health care professional instructs you to use any other medicines in the vagina while you are using this medicine, you should separate the doses by at least 6 hours.
You may notice a white discharge of medicine while using this medicine. This is normal. If it becomes bothersome, contact your doctor or health care professional.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.