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Progesterone is likely effective for:
  • Use with estrogen as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Micronized progesterone (Prometrium) is FDA-approved for use with estrogen as a component of HRT.
  • Absence of menstrual periods. Taking progesterone by mouth and applying progesterone gel intravaginally are effective strategies for treating absence of menstrual periods in premenopausal women. Micronized progesterone is FDA-approved for this use, as is intravaginal progesterone gel (Crinone 4%).
  • Infertility, when used as a vaginal cream. Intravaginal progesterone gel (Crinone 8%) is FDA-approved for use as a part of infertility treatment in women.

Progesterone is possibly effective for:
  • Breast pain, when used as an intravaginal gel.
  • Preventing or reducing abnormal thickening of the lining of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia).
  • Symptoms of menopause.
  • Infertility when used as an injection.

Progesterone is possibly ineffective for:

Progesterone has insufficient evidence for:
  • Treating or preventing allergies affected by hormones.
  • Bloating.
  • Decreased sex drive.
  • Depression.
  • Fatigue.
  • Headaches.
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
  • Increased blood clotting.
  • Irritability.
  • Memory loss.
  • Miscarriages.
  • Thyroid problems.
  • “Foggy thinking.”
  • Uterine cancer.
  • Uterine fibroids.
  • Water retention.
  • Weight gain.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of progesterone for these uses.

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