Side Effects of Oral Progesterone - Hormones Tips

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Side Effects of Oral Progesterone - Hormones Tips
Side Effects of Oral Progesterone - Hormones Tips - Oral progesterone is prescribed to treat symptoms associated with menstrual problems and used for hormone replacement therapy after menopause.

As with any other drug, there will be side effects that arise when using oral progesterone.

Common Side Effects

The most common side effects occur when taking oral progesterone such as abdominal pain, cramping, breast tenderness, drowsiness, and dizziness.

Serious Side Effects

Oral progesterone potentially cause serious side effects.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience abnormal v'ginal bleeding, eye and / or yellowed skin, depression, pain or swelling in the legs, vision problems, migraine, or the appearance of black spots on the skin.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions can occur while using oral progesterone with other drugs simultaneously.

Medicines that may cause drug interactions include sedatives, drugs to treat anxiety, anti-seizure drugs, and narcotics.


Some side effects of oral progesterone can be life-threatening.

Seek immediate medical expert in case of an allergic reaction, chest pain, shortness of breath, lumps in the breast, abnormal urination, fainting, confusion, and numbness or weakness in the extremities.


Oral progesterone can be used in combination therapy with estrogen for hormone replacement therapy.

The combination of these two hormones can increase the risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and blood clotting.