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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.
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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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