E Gest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule contains micronized progesterone as its active ingredient. This medicine is used for the treatment of gynaecological disorders associated with inadequate levels of progesterone hormone in the body. Progesterone is a female hormone synthesized in the body naturally and plays a key role in regulating the menstrual cycle and maintaining pregnancy. This medicine works by supplying adequate levels of progesterone hormone and imitating its action in the body. It is used for the treatment of disorders related to the female reproductive cycle, infertility, irregular menses and abnormal uterine bleeding....
Precautions and Warnings
Mode of Action
Directions for Use
Storage and disposal
Uses of E Gest 200mg Capsule
For the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, absence of menses, irregular menses and abnormal uterine bleeding.
To support the early phase of pregnancy in women who have experienced vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy and have inadequate or low levels of progesterone.
For the treatment of infertility, preventing preterm delivery and mood disorder following childbirth.
Hormone replacement therapy in women having menopause. It is given along with estrogen to post-menopausal women.
This medicine is also used to support pregnancy and fertility outcomes during assisted reproductive procedures.
Contraindications of E Gest 200mg Capsule
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of the medicine.
If you have or ever had breast cancer.
If you experience abnormal vaginal bleeding which is not being treated.
If you recently had a heart attack or stroke.
If you have a blood clotting disorder such as thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis (clots in blood vessels of legs) and blood clots in the lungs.
If you have any liver disease.
Side effects of E Gest 200mg Capsule
Drowsiness, abdominal bloating and breast tenderness when taken orally.
Soreness, diarrhoea, flatulence and irritation or dryness when used via the vaginal or rectal route.
Short menstrual cycle or intermittent bleeding or spotting.
Precautions and Warnings of E Gest 200mg Capsule
Can I take the E Gest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule during pregnancy?
This medicine can be taken during pregnancy if it is prescribed by your doctor.
Can I take E Gest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule while breastfeeding?
Components of this medicine pass into the breastmilk, however, its effect on breastfed infants is unknown. Consult your doctor for further advice.
Can I drive if I have consumed the E Gest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule?
This medicine can make you feel drowsy and sleepy, caution is advised while driving or using machines if affected.
Can I consume alcohol with the E Gest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule?
There is no known interaction between this medicine and alcohol. Consult your doctor if you drink too often. Consumption of alcohol during pregnancy should be avoided.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You experience abnormal vaginal bleeding or have a vaginal infection.
You have epilepsy, migraine, asthma, liver, heart or kidney dysfunction, diabetes, photosensitivity and you are a breastfeeding mother, careful observation is required.
Mode of Action of E Gest 200mg Capsule
How Does It Work?
This medicine contains a man-made form of the female hormone progesterone. Progesterone plays a key role in regulating the menstrual cycle and maintaining pregnancy. This medicine works by replenishing the levels of the female hormone, progesterone in the body and thereby corrects the conditions related to reduced levels of this hormone....
Directions for Use of E Gest 200mg Capsule
E Gest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule must be used as directed by your doctor.
E Gest if prescribed by your doctor for oral use, then it should be taken one hour before or after the meal.
If you are advised for vaginal use, then wash hands before use. Use the applicator for inserting the medicine into the vagina. Do not use any other product on the vagina.
Interactions of E Gest 200mg Capsule
Interactions with other medicines
Certain medicines affect the way E Gest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule works or E Gest itself can affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, herbals you are currently taking or might take before taking this medicine.
Especially, if you are taking an antifungal medicine containing ketoconazole inform your doctor.
Storage and disposal of E Gest 200mg Capsule
Store it in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight.
Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of E Gest 200mg Capsule
If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. Symptoms of an overdose include drowsiness, dizziness, sleepiness or painful menstruation....
Missed a Dose
If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one....
Drowsiness, bloating, diarrhoea, spotting, breast tenderness
Last Updated on: 25 Aug 2021 | 07:10 PM (IST)
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