Generic Name: Utrogestan® Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Know the basics

What is Utrogestan® used for?

Utrogestan® is commonly used to help pregnancy.

How should I take Utrogestan®?

  • Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you and remember reading the label before using. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Please contact the pharmacy if you require an applicator.
  • Use this medicine by inserting it deep into the vagina.
  • Do not take it by mouth.

How do I store Utrogestan®?

Utrogestan® is best stored in the refrigerator. To prevent drug damage, do not freeze. There may be different brands of Utrogestan® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Utrogestan® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Know the precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Utrogestan®?

Do not use Utrogestan®, if you have some conditions below:

  • Allergic (hypersensitive) to soya;
  • Allergic to progesterone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine;
  • Severe liver disease;
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding;
  • Mammary or genital tract carcinoma;
  • Have thrombophlebitis;
  • Have or have had blood clots in a vein (thrombosis), such as in the legs (deep venous thrombosis) or the lungs (pulmonary embolism);
  • Have cerebral haemorrhage;
  • Have a rare blood problem called “porphyria” which is passed down through families (inherited).

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

  • Utrogestan® Vaginal will help you become pregnant.
  • Do not use Utrogestan® Vaginal if you are breastfeeding.

Know the side effects

What side effects can occur from Utrogestan®?

  • Altered periods;
  • Amenorrhoea;
  • Intercurrent bleeding;
  • Headaches;
  • Local itching, burning or discharge.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Know the interactions

What drugs may interact with Utrogestan®?

Utrogestan® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

  • Bromocriptine® used for problems with the pituitary gland or Parkinson’s Disease;
  • Cyclosporin® (used to suppress the immune system);
  • Rifamycin medicines such as rifampicin;
  • Ketoconazole® (used for fungal infections).

Does food or alcohol interact with Utrogestan®?

Utrogestan® Vaginal is to be administered intravaginally. Food and drink have no effect on the treatment.

What health conditions may interact with Utrogestan®?

Utrogestan® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

  • Hypersensitivity;
  • Severe hepatic dysfunction;
  • Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding;
  • Mammary or genital tract carcinoma;
  • Thrombophlebitis;
  • Thromboembolic disorders;
  • Cerebral haemorrhage;
  • Porphyria.

Understand the dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.

What is the dose of Utrogestan® for an adult?

The recommended dosage is 600 mg/day, in three divided doses.

From the day of embryo transfer until at least the 7thweek of pregnancy and not later than the 12th week of pregnancy.

What is the dose of Utrogestan® for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Utrogestan® available?

Utrogestan® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Utrogestan® Vaginal 200 mg Capsules;
  • Utrogestan® Vaginal 100 mg Capsules.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Utrogestan®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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