Compare Endometrin vs. Provera

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Supports other fertility treatments.

Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) is a vaginal insert used in fertility treatments, but you have to apply it more often than progesterone vaginal gel.

3.0/ 5 average rating with 55 reviewsforEndometrin
Regulates your menstrual cycle and supplements estrogen treatments for menopause.

Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) works well to regulate your menstrual cycle and stop irregular bleeding. It also protects the uterus from estrogen's harmful effects.

Upsides
  • Helps increase your chances of getting pregnant.
  • Exposes your body to less hormone compared to progesterone pills or injections.
  • Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) replaces low levels of progesterone to prepare the lining of your uterus to receive and nourish a fertilized egg.
  • Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) comes with step-by-step instructions and is easy to use. Unlike some progesterone products that must be inserted lying down, Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) can be inserted while you are standing, sitting, or lying on your back with your knees bent.
  • Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) can be used to treat multiple hormone problems in women.
  • After menopause, taking estrogen raises your risk of uterine cancer. However, taking progesterone, like in Provera (Medroxyprogesterone), along with estrogen gives you the positive effects of estrogen, but also prevents it from damaging your uterus.
  • Women taking an estrogen/progestin combination medications have a lower risk of uterine cancer.
Downsides
  • Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) can cause vaginal irritation and burning.
  • Inserting the applicator can possibly cause discomfort or infection.
  • Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) is dosed 2 to 3 times a day, compared to other progesterone products that are dosed 1 to 2 times a day.
  • You can't use tampons or other vaginal products for at least 6 hours before and 6 hours after using Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert).
  • Only available as brand name, so it may be expensive.
  • You can't take Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) if you've had a hysterectomy (your uterus removed). You also can't take it if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, have unusual vaginal bleeding, or have a history of blood clots, certain kinds of cancer, stroke, heart attack, liver problems, or bleeding problems.
Used for
  • Amenorrhea
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Prevention of uterine cancer in women taking estrogen
  • Endometriosis
Dosage forms
  • Vaginal insert
  • Pill
Price
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Reviews
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Side effects
11possible side effects
  • Pain after egg harvesting
    25%
  • Stomach pain
    12%
  • Nausea
    7%
  • Overstimulation of ovaries
    7%
  • Stomach bloating and swelling
    4%
  • Constipation
    3%
  • Fatigue
    3%
  • Headache
    3%
  • Uterine spasm
    3%
  • Vaginal bleeding
    3%
  • Vomiting
    2%
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The Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Heart disease and blood clots
    • History of heart disease
    • History of blood clots
  • Depression
    • History of depression
  • Use of other vaginal products
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  • Breast cancer
    • Personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
    • Family history of ovarian cancer
  • Increased risk of blood clots and stroke
    • Personal or family history of blood clots
    • Smoking
    • Obesity
    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes
    • High cholesterol
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Depression
    • History of depression
  • Liver problems
    • History of liver problems
  • Harm to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
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