This medication is used to treat infertility in women who do not make enough of a certain natural hormone called progesterone. Progesterone works by preparing the lining of the womb to receive a fertilized egg. This hormone is needed to maintain pregnancy.This medication is also used to restore menstrual cycles in women whose cycles have stopped. Progesterone is needed to keep menstrual periods regular.
How to use Prochieve Gel
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using progesterone gel and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is for vaginal use only. Remove the wrapper and prepare the applicator for use as shown in the instructions. There are additional instructions for preparing the applicator if you use this medication at altitudes above 2,500 feet (762 meters).
To treat infertility, use this medication as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice a day. If you become pregnant, continue to use this medication for 10-12 weeks as directed until your body is able to make its own progesterone.
If you are using this medication to restore your menstrual cycle, use it as directed by your doctor, usually every other day up to a total of 6 doses.
If you are directed to use any other vaginal products, separate their application from progesterone gel by at least 6 hours.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.
Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.
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