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If you happen to take too much Prometrium, overdose symptoms could include yellow skin, depression, and headaches. The severity of the symptoms will depend on how much Prometrium was taken and whether it was taken with other drugs. A Prometrium overdose generally does not cause serious symptoms, but medical attention is still needed to rule out any problems.

An Overview of a Prometrium Overdose

Prometrium® (progesterone capsules) is a prescription hormone medication. It contains a bio-identical form of progesterone (structurally identical to natural human progesterone). The effects of a Prometrium overdose may vary, depending on a number of factors, such as the Prometrium dosage and whether it was taken with any other substances.
If you happen to take too much Prometrium, seek immediate medical attention.

Effects of a Prometrium Overdose

It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of Prometrium. Taking too much on a long-term basis might cause the following effects:
  • Yellow skin (jaundice)
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Decreased sex drive (libido)
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Breast pain
  • Bloating.

Treating a Prometrium Overdose

Healthcare providers are unclear on how best to treat a Prometrium overdose. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump" the stomach. Treatment (if necessary) may also involve supportive care, which consists of treating symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. In many cases, treatment may not be necessary, although medical attention is still needed to rule out any problems.
Even though a Prometrium overdose is unlikely to cause serious problems, you should still seek prompt medical attention if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on the medication.
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