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(progesterone vaginal insert)

Prescription onlyClass: Women's health
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Endometrin
(progesterone vaginal insert)

Crinone
(progesterone vaginal gel)

Supports 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.Regulates your menstrual cycle and supports fertility treatments. Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) is a long-acting vaginal gel used in fertility treatments, and you don't have to apply it as often as progesterone vaginal inserts.
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Reviews for Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert)
45%
of people (All ages) say Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) is worth it
20%
say it works well
27%
say it's a big hassle
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-20% worse vs. Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert)
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Side effects
EndometrinProgesterone Vaginal Gel
  • Post-oocyte retrieval pain 28%
  • Abdominal pain 12%
  • Nausea 8%
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome 7%
  • Headache 4%
  • Abdominal distension 4%
  • Uterine spasm 4%
  • Vomiting 3%
  • Vaginal bleeding 3%
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  • Cramps 15%
  • Headache 13%
  • Breast pain 13%
  • Pain 8%
  • Bloating 7%
  • Nausea 7%
  • Vaginal discharge 7%
  • Dizziness 5%
  • Moniliasis genital 5%
  • Pruritus genital 5%
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How it works
EndometrinProgesterone Vaginal Gel
Endometrin (Progesterone Vaginal Insert) contains progesterone, one of the hormones essential for maintaining a pregnancy. Women on fertility treatment can take progesterone to prepare the lining of the uterus to receive and nourish a fertilized egg.Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) contains progesterone, one of the hormones essential for maintaining a pregnancy. Women on fertility treatment can take progesterone to prepare the lining of the uterus to receive and nourish a fertilized egg.
Type of medication
EndometrinProgesterone Vaginal Gel
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
EndometrinProgesterone Vaginal Gel
  • Vaginal insert
  • Vaginal cream, gel, or ointment
Used for
EndometrinProgesterone Vaginal Gel
  • Female Infertility
  • Female Infertility
Risk factors for serious side effects
EndometrinProgesterone Vaginal Gel
  • Personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Family history of ovarian cancer
  • Personal or family history of blood clots
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
Detailed Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) risks & warnings »
  • Personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Family history of ovarian cancer
  • Personal or family history of blood clots
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
Detailed Crinone (progesterone vaginal gel) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

Weight
EndometrinProgesterone Vaginal Gel
  • Endometrin (Progesterone Vaginal Insert) contains progestin. It could cause a higher risk of ovarian cancer, especially if you have a family history of it. Your doctor can help you weigh the risks versus the benefits of this medication.
  • Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) contains progestin. It could cause a higher risk of ovarian cancer, especially if you have a family history of it. Your doctor can help you weigh the risks versus the benefits of this medication.
Upsides and benefits
EndometrinProgesterone Vaginal Gel
  • Helps increase your chances of getting pregnant.
  • Regulates your menstrual cycle.
  • 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 make you to lie down when inserting them, Endometrin (Progesterone Vaginal Insert) can be inserted while you are standing, sitting, or lying on your back with your knees bent.
  • Helps increase your chances of getting pregnant.
  • Regulates your menstrual cycle.
  • Exposes your body to less hormone compared to progesterone pills or injections.
  • Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) replaces low levels of progesterone to prepare the lining of your uterus to receive and nourish a fertilized egg. If you become pregnant, Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) can be used for another 10 to 12 weeks until your progesterone levels are high enough.
  • Women can also use Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) to treat secondary amenorrhea (the absence of menstrual cycles in women who used to have a regular period) due to a decrease in the hormone progesterone. Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) is used to bring the hormone levels back up to normal.
Downsides and risks
EndometrinProgesterone Vaginal Gel
  • 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 taking Endometrin (Progesterone Vaginal Insert).
  • Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) can cause vaginal irritation and burning.
  • Inserting the applicator can possibly cause discomfort or infection.
  • Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) can cause a white vaginal discharge a few days after taking the medicine, so wearing a panty liner can make you feel more comfortable.
  • You can't use tampons or other vaginal products for at least 6 hours before and 6 hours after using Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel).
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
EndometrinProgesterone Vaginal Gel
  • Read the information you get in the pharmacy about how to use Endometrin (Progesterone Vaginal Insert). The step-by-step instructions are really helpful to follow.
  • Each vaginal insert applicator is made for a single use and should be thrown away after you use it.
  • Read the information you get at your pharmacy about how to use Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel). The diagrams are really helpful and there are different instructions for women using the gel at high altitudes.
  • The dose of Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) will be different depending on what you’re using it for, so take it exactly the way your doctor tells you.
  • Crinone (Progesterone Vaginal Gel) is available as a vaginal gel in two different strengths, 4% and 8%. Using more of the 4% gel isn't the same as using the 8% strength.
  • Each vaginal gel applicator is made for a single use and should be thrown away after you use it. Don't worry if a small amount of gel is left in the applicator.
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