What Are Progesterone Capsules?
Progesterone capsules (Prometrium®
) are a prescription medication approved to:
- Prevent abnormal thickening of the lining of the uterus in women taking estrogen hormone replacement therapy
- Cause a period in women who stopped having menstrual periods before menopause.
Side Effects of Progesterone Capsules
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with progesterone capsules. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of this medication include but are not limited to:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain) or cramping
- Breast pain or tenderness.