Progesterone Capsules Dosage

General Information on Your Progesterone Capsules Dosage

Some considerations for women using progesterone capsules include the following:
  • As the name implies, the medication comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth once a day at bedtime.
  • For hormone replacement therapy, progesterone capsules are taken 12 days in a row during each 28-day cycle of estrogen medication. You may not have regular periods while taking the drug.
  • For causing periods in women before menopause, progesterone capsules are taken for 10 days.
  • You can take progesterone capsules with or without food. If they bother your stomach, try taking them with food.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your progesterone capsules dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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