Progesterone is used to prepare the lining of your uterus for implantation and pregnancy. Oftentimes, fertility medications affect your progesterone levels. You may be prescribed a progesterone supplement to make up for this decrease when it's time for the transfer. Progesterone capsules/suppositories are inserted vaginally. Some clinics or doctors may prescribe different forms of progesterone as an alternative.
Like with any medication, there can be side effects. Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following.
Common side effects
Other side effects
The Quick Facts
Progesterone is a vaginal capsule/suppository
It thickens the lining of your uterus for implantation and pregnancy
Your Step-by-Step Guide
Everything you need to know to administer Progesterone Suppositories.
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You may experience extra discharge when using progesterone suppositories. Use a sanitary pad or panty liner to protect your clothing.
Answers to common questions.
Will my insurance cover progesterone suppositories?
Some insurance plans and employer benefits may subsidize the costs of these medications. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a discount from the manufacturer. At Prima, we can help you navigate your insurance benefits and apply for discounts to find the most competitive price available.
What should I do after I insert progesterone suppositories?
Try to lie down and avoid strenuous physical activity for 30-60 minutes after inserting the suppository. Lying down will help the medication to dissolve.
Can I use tampons to prevent discharge from staining my clothes?
You can't use tampons, but pantiliners are fine.
Can I use any lubricants like Vaseline to help progesterone suppositories dissolve?
Avoid using oil-based lubricants such as Vaseline. These kinds of products can prevent the suppositories from dissolving after they are inserted. However, you can use a water-soluble lubricant.
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