What is Susten (Progesterone) used for?
Susten (Progesterone) contains progesterone, which is a female sex hormone. This gel is used to treat infertility caused by an inadequate luteal phase and insufficient production of progesterone. It is also used in assisted reproduction, during in vito fertilization (IVF), to expand the cervix or to help maintain a pregnancy.
How should I use Susten (Progesterone)?
Susten (Progesterone) comes in prefilled applicators. The gel is applied directly to the inside of the vagina, using the applicator provided. Your physician will tell you the required dosage, and will also tell you when to start treatment, and for how long treatment is required. Patients are usually told to apply it 1 to 2 times per day. If you become pregnant, your physician may direct you to continue treatment for up to 12 weeks.
What are the side effects of Susten (Progesterone)?
Susten (Progesterone) may cause:
Report all side effects to your physician. Other more serious side effects which require immediate medical attention include unusual bleeding from the vagina, depression or fever.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Susten (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.