What Are Progesterone Capsules Used For?

Progesterone Capsules Use in Children

Progesterone capsules are not approved for use in children for any reason.

Off-Label Uses of Progesterone Capsules

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend progesterone capsules for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Using progesterone capsules to supplement progesterone during pregnancy is a common off-label use of the drug (see Prometrium During Pregnancy). The medication is also used in an off-label fashion as part of infertility treatments.
Sometimes, hormones (including progesterone) are used to promote youthfulness. This is not generally accepted as a legitimate off-label use of progesterone capsules.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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