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Oral Progesterone

Research and Clinical Trials for Oral Progesterone

While there are a number of conditions for which oral progesterone is already prescribed, research is ongoing into its potential benefits for other conditions. These conditions include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Benzodiazepine addiction
  • Birth control (progesterone-only pills are favored by some breastfeeding mothers, though their efficacy is unclear)
  • Bone density improvement
  • Breast pain
  • Cocaine dependence
  • Cognitive performance
  • Food cravings (prior to menstruation)
  • High cholesterol
  • Hormone-related psychosis
  • Infant mortality in preterm benefits (especially when combined with estrogen)
  • Memory enhancement
  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Mood and cognition in postmenopausal women
  • Mood disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Postpartum psychiatric problems
  • Preeclampsia
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stress
  • Supplementation for preterm and low-birth-weight infants

Locations for Oral Progesterone