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Progesterone is a naturally-occurring hormone, which can also be made in a laboratory. As a medication, it is used for hormone replacement therapy and to treat a number of menstrual conditions. When made in a laboratory, it is often referred to as a progestin, which is a term for substances that have all or some of the effects of progesterone. Progesterone can be prescribed, and it may also be found in some over-the-counter products, as well as some topical products such as cosmetics.
When naturally produced, progesterone is a chemical released by the ovaries. When levels of naturally-occurring progesterone change, it can affect menstrual cycles. This might lead to abnormal periods or menstrual symptoms. Progesterone also plays an important role in the implantation of a fertilized egg into the uterus lining. Synthetic progesterone is prescribed to mimic natural progesterone for a range of different reasons.
What Is Progesterone Prescribed For?
Progesterone is prescribed as part of hormone replacement therapy, in combination with estrogen. Progesterone needs to be given alongside estrogen because estrogen on its own can increase the risk of uterine cancer. The amount of progesterone a woman produces reduces during menopause, which is why it is often prescribed as part of hormone replacement therapy during and after menopause.
It can also be used to treat a range of abnormal menstrual symptoms, including abnormal bleeding, periods that have stopped unexpectedly, and severe PMS. Progesterone can sometimes be used to treat infertility or might be prescribed in early pregnancy.
How Does Progesterone Work?
Progesterone is manufactured to mimic the effects of the progesterone that naturally occurs in the female body. Natural progesterone is released by the ovaries, but too little can be produced, requiring a progesterone prescription to balance the hormones. Progesterone performs a range of functions, playing a role in preparing the body for conception, maintaining pregnancy, and regulating menstrual cycles. If there is an imbalance in the progesterone in the body, taking progesterone can help. It may be given as oral capsules, vaginal gel or capsules, pessaries, or injections.
What Are the Side Effects of Progesterone?
Progesterone can produce some side effects. It’s recommended that hormone replacement therapies are prescribed in the lowest doses and for the shortest amount of time to help prevent side effects.
Some of the side effects of taking progesterone may include:
- Menstrual cramps
- Moodiness and irritability
- Dry mouth
The side effects of progesterone are often close to premenstrual symptoms. This is because progesterone is a sex hormone that helps to regular menstrual cycles. PMS symptoms are more likely to occur when the body is producing the most progesterone.
Frequently asked questions
Can you get progesterone over the counter?
Progesterone for treating hormone imbalances is given as a prescription. There are over-the-counter products that contain progesterone, however, these are topical products that are intended for cosmetic uses. If you need hormone replacement therapy or to treat a menstrual problem, you need a progesterone prescription.
How do I get a prescription for progesterone?
To get a prescription for progesterone, you will need to speak to a doctor. The doctor will first listen to your symptoms and decide whether progesterone is the right treatment for you before prescribing it. Progesterone might be prescribed to you along with other medications, including estrogen.
Can you get a progesterone prescription online?
Yes – by speaking to an online doctor, you can get progesterone online. A qualified doctor can help you to get a progesterone prescription online that you can fill at your chosen pharmacy. Virtual consultations allow you to speak to a doctor and get your prescription online without having to visit a doctor’s office.
How do I get an online prescription for progesterone?
To get an online prescription for progesterone you will have to set up an account with us, download the DrHouse app and make an on-demand visit with one of our board-certified clinicians.
How to use progesterone?
Progesterone is available in several different forms. It might be given as an oral medication but can also be a vaginal gel or capsule, or sometimes an injection. Whichever form of progesterone you are prescribed, you should take it as instructed. How you use progesterone depends on both the form it is given in and the reason it has been prescribed. For hormone replacement therapy, you might take it orally for 12 days of a 25-day cycle. For infertility, it could be an oral dose for about 30 days or an injection with IVF.
What to avoid while using progesterone?
Some precautions include:
- Avoiding the use of progesterone when pregnant.
- Avoid using progesterone if you have arterial disease, breast cancer, liver disease, porphyria, or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
- Get a doctor’s advice if you have a personal or family history of depression
- Don’t take a double dose if you miss one – take your dose as soon as you realize you missed it, or skip it and wait until the next one if it’s close to your next dose
What is DrHouse's prescription refill policy?
Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration. They will have the prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice.