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Forgest 200mg Softgel

By FORGO PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
10 Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule(s) in Strip
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Progesterone(200.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Hormone Replacement Therapy

Medical Description

Forgest 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.
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Uses of Forgest 200mg Softgel

  • 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 Forgest 200mg Softgel

  • 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 Forgest 200mg Softgel

  • 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 Forgest 200mg Softgel

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Forgest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine can be taken during pregnancy if it is prescribed by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Forgest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
Components of this medicine pass into the breastmilk, however, its effect on breastfed infants is unknown. Consult your doctor for further advice.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Forgest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule?
A:
This medicine can make you feel drowsy and sleepy, caution is advised while driving or using machines if affected.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Forgest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule?
A:
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 Forgest 200mg Softgel

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 replenishin
g the levels of the female hormone, progesterone in the body and thereby corrects the conditions related to reduced levels of this hormone.
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Directions for Use of Forgest 200mg Softgel

  • Forgest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule must be used as directed by your doctor.
  • Forgest 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 Forgest 200mg Softgel

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines affect the way Forgest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule works or Forgest 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 Forgest 200mg Softgel

  • Store it in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Forgest 200mg Softgel

Overdose

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 menst
ruation.
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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.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How Forgest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule should be taken?

  • If you are advised to take it orally, then the Forgest Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule can be taken one hour before or after taking food when it needs to be taken orally.
  • 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.

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ContainsProgesterone(200.0 Mg)
UsesGyenocological disorders
Side effectsDrowsiness, bloating, diarrhoea, spotting, breast tenderness
Last Updated on: 25 Aug 2021 | 07:10 PM (IST)
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