Crinone Gel Vaginale (Progesterone)
What is Crinone Gel Vaginale (Progesterone) used for?
Crinone Gel Vaginale (Progesterone) is a gel which is applied to the inside of the vagina, and is used in assisted reproduction. In certain women, an insufficient amount of progesterone is produced, and this can cause problems in the early stages of pregnancy. This gel helps to treat this hormonal problem. It may also be used to expand the cervix, or may be used by women undergoing IVF (in vitro fertilization) as a support for pregnancy.
How should I use Crinone Gel Vaginale (Progesterone)?
Crinone Gel Vaginale (Progesterone) should be used exactly as directed by your physician. Women treating a hormonal deficiency may be told to insert it into the vagina once per day, usually commencing the day after ovulation has occurred, or else 18 to 21 days into the woman's cycle. However, your physician will tell you the required amount to apply and for how long treatment is required.
This product comes in the form of pre-filled single use applicators, which are inserted into the vagina to apply the gel. Before you apply it, you should shake the applicator, and twist off the tab at the thin end. You should then lie on your back with your knees bent, and insert the thin end of the applicator into the vagina, and squeeze the thick end of the applicator to apply the gel. Remove the applicator after you have applied the gel, and discard it after use.
What are the side effects of Crinone Gel Vaginale (Progesterone)?
Patients using Crinone Gel Vaginale (Progesterone) may notice side effects, such as:
If you experience any side effects while using this gel, you should immediately inform your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Crinone Gel Vaginale (Progesterone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.