Progesterone Capsules Dosage

If you are taking progesterone capsules, your dosage will depend on what the drug is being used to treat, among other things. For example, the recommended dose for causing a menstrual period is 400 mg once a day for ten days. When used for hormone replacement in postmenopausal women, the recommended progesterone capsules dosage is 200 mg a day for 12 days in a row.

An Introduction to Your Progesterone Capsules Dosage

The dose of progesterone capsules (Prometrium®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Progesterone Capsules Dose for Absent Periods

When used to cause a menstrual period, the recommended progesterone capsules dosage is 400 mg, taken once daily at bedtime for ten days. A period usually starts within seven days after the last dose. If your period has not started after a week, let your healthcare provider know.

Progesterone Capsules Dose for Postmenopausal Women

Progesterone capsules are also approved for use in combination with estrogen medications for hormone replacement in postmenopausal women. For this use, the recommended dose of progesterone capsules is 200 mg, taken once daily at bedtime for 12 days in a row during each 28-day estrogen cycle. You may not have a regular menstrual period when you take the medication in this manner.

Progesterone Capsules Dose During Pregnancy

Progesterone capsules are often used as a form of progesterone supplementation during pregnancy, even though it is not approved for this use. As a result, there are no official guidelines on an appropriate progesterone capsules dose during pregnancy. Consult your healthcare provider for specific information about how to take this medication when pregnant.

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