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Oral Progesterone

Side Effects of Oral Progesterone

There are a number of potential side effects associated with oral progesterone. Some minor, common side effects include:

  • Acne
  • Fluid retention and swelling
  • Increased appetite
  • Mood chances, anxiety, depression, frustration, anger or emotional outbursts
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating or hot flashes

Tell your doctor if these side effects become especially troubling. On the other hand, contact your physician immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Allergic reactions (e.g., skin rash, itching, hives or swelling)
  • Breast tissue changes or discharge
  • Changes in vaginal bleeding during or between periods
  • Depression
  • Bone or muscle pain
  • Numbness in the arm or leg
  • Chest, groin or leg pain
  • Severe headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Feeling unusually weak or tired
  • Vision or speech problems
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes

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