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Prometrium
(Progesterone)

Danocrine
(Danazol)

Taken for irregular bleeding or paired with estrogen replacements for menopause. Prometrium (Progesterone) regulates menstrual cycles, treats heavy bleeding, and prevents thickening of the uterus.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Prometrium (Progesterone)
62%
of people say Prometrium (Progesterone) is worth it
41%
say it works well
16%
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Side effects
Prometriumdanazol
  • Breast tenderness 21%
  • Dizziness 20%
  • Breast pain 8%
  • Musculoskeletal pain 8%
  • Low mood disorder 7%
  • Abdominal pain (cramping) 7%
  • Vaginal discharge 7%
  • Abdominal bloating 7%
  • Worry 4%
  • Irritability 4%
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We haven’t found good data for danazol side effects.

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How it works
Prometriumdanazol
Prometrium (Progesterone) contains progesterone, a hormone that regulates the menstrual cycle and protects the uterus from the negative effects of estrogen when used for postmenopausal treatment.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Prometriumdanazol
ProgestinPrescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
Prometriumdanazol
  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
Prometriumdanazol
  • Amenorrhea
  • Endometriosis Fibrocystic breast changes Hereditary angioedema
Risk factors for serious side effects
Prometriumdanazol
  • Personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Family history of ovarian cancer
  • Personal or family history of blood clots
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Allergy to peanuts
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney problems
  • Obesity
  • History of depression
Detailed Prometrium (Progesterone) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy category
Prometriumdanazol
BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

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Alcohol
No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
Food
No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
Sex
No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
Sleep
  • Prometrium (Progesterone) capsules can make you feel tired or dizzy, so take it just before you go to sleep every night.
  • Can cause cramps, bloating, trouble sleeping, acne, weight gain, facial skin discoloration, or irregular periods.
No specific sleep-related info.
Weight
  • Can cause cramps, bloating, trouble sleeping, acne, weight gain, facial skin discoloration, or irregular periods.
No specific weight-related info.
Upsides and benefits
Prometriumdanazol
  • Helps to regulate your menstrual cycle.
  • Relives pain from endometriosis.
  • Lowers the risk of uterine cancer when used with estrogen in women with an intact uterus.
  • Available as a capsule or an injection, so you can choose what works best for you.
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Downsides and risks
Prometriumdanazol
  • Prometrium (Progesterone) capsules contain peanut oil, so you can't take it if you're allergic to peanuts.
  • Prometrium (Progesterone) can cause serious birth defects in babies, so you can't take Prometrium (Progesterone) if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Increases your risk of blood clots.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Prometriumdanazol
  • The dose of Prometrium (Progesterone) will be different depending on what you’re using it for, so take it exactly the way your doctor tells you.
  • It's important to take it the same time every day.
  • Prometrium (Progesterone) capsules can make you feel tired or dizzy, so take it just before you go to sleep every night.
  • If you have trouble swallowing the capsule, take it with a full glass of water while standing up.
  • Can cause cramps, bloating, trouble sleeping, acne, weight gain, facial skin discoloration, or irregular periods.
  • Tell your doctor about any severe stomach pain or yellowing of your eyes or skin.
  • Get immediate medical help if you have sudden vision changes or one-sided weakness (signs of stroke) or chest pain and trouble breathing (signs of a pulmonary embolism).
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