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Prometrium Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Prometrium is used for postmenopausal women who are taking estrogen. It prevents a buildup of the lining of the uterus and abnormal bleeding. It is also used to restore menstruation if your menstrual periods have stopped.

Prometrium Dosage

  • To Prevent Abnormal Buildup of the Uterine Lining, the usual starting dosage of Prometrium is 200 milligrams and you should be taken each evening for 12 days in a 28-day cycle.
  • To Restore Menstrual Periods, the usual starting dose is 400 milligrams taken each evening for 10 days.

Uses of Prometrium

  • Prometrium is used for postmenopausal women who are taking estrogen.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Prometrium

Before taken Prometrium medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Prometrium. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Back pain
  • Chest pain
  • Depression
  • Emotional instability
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Prometrium:

  • You should tell your doctor if you experience any irregular vaginal bleeding while you are taking Prometrium.
  • Prometrium can cause clot-related disorders. So you should check with your doctor immediately if you experience any of the warning signs listed in most important fact about Prometrium.
  • If you are taking Estrogen like Prometrium, then it may increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Prometrium with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. You should tell the doctor if you're taking the antifungal medication ketoconazole or a similar drug. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Prometrium with other drugs.


Although no specific information is available. But after taken Prometrium if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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