Endometrin

Endometrin Special Precautions

progesterone

Manufacturer:

Ferring

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Special Precautions
ENDOMETRIN should be discontinued if any of the following conditions are suspected: Myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disorders, arterial or venous thromboembolism (venous thromboembolism or pulmonary embolism), thrombophlebitis, or retinal thrombosis.
Cautious use in patients with mild to moderate hepatic dysfunction.
Patients with a history of depression need to be closely observed. Consider discontinuation if symptoms worsen.
Because progesterone may cause some degree of fluid retention, conditions that might be influenced by this factor (e.g. epilepsy, migraine, asthma, cardiac or renal dysfunction) require careful observation.
A decrease in insulin sensitivity and thereby in glucose tolerance has been observed in a small number of patients on oestrogen-progestogen combination drugs. The mechanism of this decrease is not known. For this reason, diabetic patients should be carefully observed while receiving progesterone therapy.
Sex steroid use may also increase the risk of retinal vascular lesions. To prevent these latter complications, caution is to be taken in users >35 years, in smokers, and in those with risk factors for atherosclerosis. Use should be terminated in case of transient ischemic events, appearance of sudden severe headaches, or vision impairments related to papillary edema or retinal hemorrhage.
Abrupt discontinuation of ENDOMETRIN may cause increased anxiety, moodiness, and increased sensibility to seizures.
Before starting treatment with ENDOMETRIN, the patient and her partner should be assessed by a doctor for causes of infertility.
Effects on the Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery: ENDOMETRIN has minor or moderate influence on the ability to drive and use machines. Progesterone may cause drowsiness and/or dizziness. Caution is therefore advised in drivers and users of machines.
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