Utrogestan is a brand of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause. It is used to relieve symptoms of the menopause in women who have not undergone a hysterectomy.
Risk: When taking an oestrogen-based HRT, there’s an increased risk of endometrial cancer due to uncontrollable growth of the endometrium.
Solution: Progesterone HRT, such as Utrogestan, should be used alongside oestrogen-based HRT to counteract its effects.
Benefit: A progestin like Utrogestan reduces the risk of cancer by shedding the endometrium.
Combined HRT: Together, oestrogen and a progestin improve a woman’s quality of life during menopause.
Menopause and Its Treatment with Utrogestan
Menopause involves hormonal changes that lead to the reduction of natural sex hormones, affecting ovulation and the shedding of the endometrium.
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hot flushes
- Joint pain
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Recurrent UTIs
- Reduced muscle mass
- Reduced sex drive
- Vaginal dryness
Medical Solution: For severe symptoms, a doctor can prescribe HRT to improve a woman’s quality of life.
How to Take Utrogestan 100mg?
Dosage: Take two Utrogestan 100 mg capsules once daily for 12 days from day 15 to 26 of each 28-day cycle of oestrogen.
How to Take: Swallow whole with a glass of water, without food.
Missed Dose: Take as soon as you remember, but skip if it’s nearly time for the next dose.
Warning: Do not take extra doses to make up for a missed dose.
Overdose: Consult your doctor or go to a hospital if you take more than prescribed. Symptoms may include dizziness, fatigue, or painful periods.
Utrogestan Side Effects
Preparation: Read the enclosed patient information leaflet for storage, usage, and safety information.
Risk: All medicines carry the risk of side effects. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if concerned.
Common Side Effects:
- Absence of periods (Amenorrhoea)
- Altered periods
- Intense itching (Pruritus)
- Intercurrent bleeding
- Pain in the breast (Mastodynia)
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes (Jaundice)
Additional Info: This is not an exhaustive list. For more details, read the patient information leaflet.