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Precautions and Warnings With Progesterone Capsules

Who Should Not Use Progesterone Capsules?

You should not use progesterone capsules if you:
  • Are allergic to progesterone capsules, progesterone, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components. Because this medication contains peanut oil, you should not take it if you are allergic to peanuts.
  • Have undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
  • Have liver dysfunction or liver disease.
  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Officially, progesterone capsules are not approved for use in pregnant women, although they are frequently prescribed for such use (see Prometrium During Pregnancy).

Final Thoughts on Warnings and Precautions With Progesterone Capsules

There are a number of situations in which progesterone capsules should not be used, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before using this medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with progesterone capsules that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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