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Prometrium® (progesterone capsules) is a prescription hormone medication that is identical in structure to the progesterone made naturally in the body. It is approved to:
  • Cause a period in women who stopped having menstrual periods before menopause (secondary amenorrhea)
  • Prevent abnormal thickening of the lining of the uterus in women taking estrogen hormone replacement therapy.
Although many women do not have any problems while taking this medication, Prometrium is not suitable for everyone. For instance, side effects are possible and may include:
(For more information on this medication, click Prometrium. This article tells you what you need to know about how to take it, available strengths, and more.)
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