Utrogestan is a medication which is given to the women who need hormone replacement therapy. Utrogestan contains progesterone, natural sex hormone in females. This medication is used to prevent excessive lining of the uterus and irregular bleeding. It is also used in women who are going through a menopause. Any woman who is receiving hormone replacement therapy should visit her doctor on regular basis because they are more prone to breast cancer, blood clots and stroke than women who do not use any hormones.
Side Effects of Utrogestan
Side effects of Utrogestan may include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, sleepiness, changes in menstrual periods, dryness of the vagina, sensitivity of the breasts and reduced interest in sex. You may also notice changes on the skin, such as acne, rash, itchiness, or brown patches. Some women may experience weight changes, cramps in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and urinary problems. Other side effects are pain in the muscles and joints, night sweats and mild changes in mood.
Serious Side Effects of Utrogestan
In case of any serious side effects you should stop taking Utrogestan and contact your doctor as soon as possible. Such side effects include sharp pain in the legs, swelling of the feet or legs, pain while breathing or coughing, pain in the chest, bloody cough up, shortness of breath and numbness in any part of the body. You may also experience faintness, seizures, severe headache, increased blood pressure and vision impairment. Other serious side effects may include pain in the abdomen, itchiness, jaundice and unexpected changes in mood, such as depression.
Since some of the side effects of Utrogestan include drowsiness and dizziness, you should be careful while you are driving or while you are handling dangerous equipment. It is recommended to take your dose of Utrogestan on an empty stomach before you go to bed. If you are scheduled for a surgery, you should stop taking Utrogestan for some time to reduce the risk of blood clots. Discuss with your doctor about taking Utrogestan if you have any allergies or medical condition, especially high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and liver or kidney function. In case you suffer from depression, migraine or if you are sensitive to light, make sure your doctor knows about it because the dose of Utrogestan should be adjusted. Utrogestan is not recommended for women who are pregnant, who have problems with lungs and blood vessels, and who have had a stroke, heart attack or cancer.