Effects of Cyclogest
Cyclogest contains the female sex hormone progesterone, which is normally produced in the body. This hormone is very important for a proper functioning of the genital system, and the amounts of progesterone can vary during menstrual period. The level of progesterone is decreased at the beginning of menstrual cycle when there is no fertilization. There are women who claim that the usage of cyclogest two weeks before menstruation provides relief regarding signs of premenstrual syndrome, but tthis kind of progesterone effectiveness is not yet explained. This hormone is efficient in the treatment of postnatal depression. Cyclogest pessaries should be placed into the vaginal canal or rectum and that way they will easily enter into the blood.
The usage of Cyclogest
Cyclogest is used for PMS and for depression that occurs after giving birth. These pessaries mustn’t be taken orally. They can also scathe some forms of contraceptives such as condoms or diaphragms, which is why you need to place them in your back passage while using condoms and diaphragm and even when you suffer from vaginal or urinary infection. When you have inflammatory bowel disease or problems with defecation, you should place these pessaries into your vagina. Don’t use cyclogest when you have bleeding between periods or if you have genetic condition called porphyria. Also don’t use this medication if you develop any symptoms of allergy to it. You should tell your health provider if you had allergic reaction to this medicine.
Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have some liver condition, and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. There are some medicines that can have negative impact on the development of embryo, so your doctor should know if you are expecting a baby before prescribing any medication. Cyclogest shouldn’t have negative influence during pregnancy, but it is always better to look for medical opinion.
Side effects of Cyclogest
There are some side effects that may occur, but that doesn’t mean that they can affect every person that uses this medicine. Some individuals may experience unwanted effects and some not. The most common side effects include alterations in periods, vaginal or rectal discharge (depending on where pessary is placed), and discomfort in the back passage, while the problems with bowel movements occur only with rectal use. There are other unwanted effects that are not mentioned here, and if you want to find out what they are, please talk to your health provider. The interactions of Cyclogest with other medications are not known, but that is not the reason not to inform your health provider if you are using any other medicines.