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The patents for Prometrium (progesterone capsules) have expired, and it is now possible to buy the medication in generic form. The generic capsules come in two strengths and are made by various manufacturers. All of the generic versions have been assigned an "AB" rating by the FDA; this means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name drug.
Generic Prometrium: An OverviewPrometrium® (progesterone capsules) is a hormone replacement therapy medication that is approved for the following uses:
- Causing a period in premenopausal women with absent menstrual periods (secondary amenorrhea)
- Preventing abnormal overgrowth of the lining of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia) in postmenopausal women taking estrogen hormone therapy.
- Progesterone 100 mg
- Progesterone 200 mg.
- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.