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Progestogens

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Progestin Adult

Progestogens - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Progestogens cause?

  • Stomach discomfort, nausea and vomiting.
    • Take it after food to reduce these side effects.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Headache.
    • You may take Paracetamol to manage headaches.
  • Dizziness, drowsiness.
    • Avoid activities that require mental alertness and avoid using heavy machineries.
  • Weight changes, mood swings.
    • Take medication at the same time every day to avoid huge changes in the hormone levels in your body, which can lead to mood changes.
  • Skin pigmentation.
    • Apply sunblock when outdoors and avoid long hours of sun exposure.

Consult your doctor about any symptoms that becomes bothersome.

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Progestogens, what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
  • You have a history of or current medical conditions such as liver problems, stroke, heart disease, blood clots, migraine headaches, epilepsy (fits), diabetes mellitus or cancer

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Progestogens?

​Some medications may affect how progestogens works or be affected by progestogens. Please inform other healthcare professionals about the medication you are taking if you are seeing them for other medical conditions.

Progestogens - Additional Information

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