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Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap

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By INTRA LABS LTD
10 Oral/Vaginal/Rectal Capsule(s) in Strip

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Progesterone
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Therapeutic classification
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Medical Description

Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap contains Progesterone, a natural female hormone.
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap

It is used in combination with estrogen to reduce the symptoms of menopause in women who have an intact uterus which is known as hormone replacement therapy.
contraindications

Contraindications of Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap

  • If you have an allergy to Progesterone or any of the ingredients of the medicine
  • If you have or ever had breast or uterine cancer
  • If you experience vaginal bleeding
  • If you are suffering from heart disease or clots in blood vessels
  • If you are suffering from porphyria (inherited or acquired disorders of certain enzymes)
  • If you have bleeding in your brain or stroke
  • If you have liver disease
  • If you are breastfeeding
sideEffects

Side effects of Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Breast tenderness
  • Joint pain
  • Hot flushes (sudden warmth feeling over face, neck or chest)
  • Urine problems
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Increased risk of breast cancer, clots in blood vessels, heart disease
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap during pregnancy?
A:
If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, you should not take this medicine unless prescribed by your doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap while breastfeeding?
A:
Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap should not be taken during breastfeeding as this medicine can harm your baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap?
A:
This medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Therefore caution is advised while driving or using machines.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap?
A:
It is unknown if drinking alcohol is safe when you are taking Progesterone. However, it is advised not to drink alcohol while taking this medicine as alcohol may worsen the side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience abnormal vaginal bleeding or develop fibroids
  • You notice changes in breast or nipple
  • You have liver problems
  • You have high blood pressure or diabetes
  • You have a history of fits (epilepsy) or asthma
  • You have or had depression
  • You have asthma
  • You have hearing or eardrum diseases
  • Your skin is sensitive to light
  • You develop yellowing of eyes or skin
  • You notice visual disturbance
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap

How Does It Work?

After cessation of menses (menopause), the female hormones decrease. This leads to a lot of menopause-related problems. This medicine replenishes the female hormone ie Progesterone which is required f...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap

  • Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap must be taken as directed by your doctor
  • Swallow this medicine whole with a glass of water
interactions

Interactions of Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat fits or epilepsy (Phenobarbital, Phenytoin and Carbamazepine)
  • Medicines used to treat tuberculosis (Rifampicin, Rifabutin)
  • Medicines used to treat HIV infections (Nevirapine, Efavirenz, Ritonavir and Nelfinavir)
  • Medicines used to treat Parkinson’s Disease (Bromocriptine)
  • Medicines used to treat a fungal infection (Ketoconazole, Griseofulvin, Terbinafine)
  • Medicines known as water tablets (Spironolactone)
  • Antibiotics like Ampicillin, Tetracyclines
  • Medicines used to prevent blood clots (Coumarins, Phenindione)
  • Medicines used to treat diabetes
  • Medicines like Ulipristal Acetate used as emergency contraceptives
  • Medicines used to treat anxiety disorders (Diazepam)
  • Medicines used to treat multiple sclerosis (Tizanidine)

Interactions with food items

Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap should not be taken with food.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap

  • Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap does not require any special conditions for storage
  • Keep it out of the reach of children
dosage

Dosage of Gestorin Softgel 100mg Cap

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness, dizziness, sleepiness or fatigue.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of 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 dos...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I be careful about while taking this medicine?

  • This medicine can increase the risk of breast cancer. Hence inform the doctor if you or anyone in your family ever had breast cancer
  • Check your breast regularly for changes in nipple, any lumps, unusual dimpling of skin. If you notice any of these, immediately inform your doctor
  • This medicine can also increase the risk of heart disease, immediately notify your doctor if you experience pain in chest or pain in legs and inability to walk

Q: Is there anything else I need to know while taking Progesterone?

  • Yes, if you are going to have a surgery, tell your doctor that you are being treated with Progesterone as you may need to stop taking this medicine for 4-6 weeks before the surgery to reduce the risk ...
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  • Get regularly examined by your doctor for mammography
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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