Are progesterone tabs safe?

by Reshma
(Mumbai)

I am pregnant by about 5 weeks. My gyno has prescribed me gestone tablets (progesterone 200 mg). Is it safe to consume it? Since I am 26 yrs of age, is it necessary to take these tablets? I am extremely worried.

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Jun 06, 2008
Are progesterone tabs safe?
by: Wray

Hi Reshma. Don't be worried. You are obviously at risk of a miscarriage which is why your gyno has prescribed Gestone.

Although to my mind it would be better to use them as suppositories because oral progesterone is mostly destroyed as it travels through the gut and liver which leaves only about 10-20% available. Take care Wray

Jul 01, 2008
I am 6 weeks pregnant
by: andrea p

I had a miscarriage 6 months ago and I am now 6 weeks pregnant. My Dr just prescribed me prometrium 200mg a day until I am 14 weeks. Is this safe?

Is there a difference between the capsule, the injection, and the suppository? I told my Dr I wanted whichever was most effective and she said they are all the same.

Feb 11, 2010
To get pregnent
by: sujatha

I am 36 years old and I want to get pregnant. My doctor advised me to take 200 mg Gestone tablets and 850 mg Glycomet tablets. Is it advisable?

Jul 25, 2010
Inj.Gestone 200ml
by: Shivani

I am 32 years old and now 6 weeks pregnant (IVF). My doctor referred me Inj.Gestone 200ml daily for past 6 weeks. My Question is How long I have to be Injected? is there any time limit? Please help me!

Jul 30, 2010
I am 6 weeks pregnant
by: Wray

Hi Andrea Sorry I missed your query. Prometrium is safe, and is prescribed for miscarriages. And there is a huge difference between the three. Oral progesterone is mostly destroyed by the gut and liver, so it's the most ineffective method. This is the reason the synthetic progestins were developed. The injections are painful! The suppositories are the best of the three, as the progesterone is absorbed well, and there is no pain. Please see our page on Progesterone application methods Take care Wray

Jan 07, 2011
regarding gestone 200mg
by: gauthami

hi..dr advised me to suppositories gestone capsule..im afraid to it. Can i have it orally? pls reply me.

Jan 11, 2011
regarding gestone 200mg
by: Wray

Hi Gauthami I assume you have been having miscarriages, hence the gestone. This is progesterone and is safe, so you don't have anything to worry about. Please see our page on Pregnancy for more info. Take care Wray

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