Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule
SALT COMPOSITION: Progesterone (Natural Micronized) (200mg)
STORAGE: Store below 30°C
Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule is a natural female sex hormone, progesterone. It is used to treat menstrual and pregnancy-related issues that are caused due to hormonal imbalance.
Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule is also prescribed along with estrogen as a part of hormonal replacement therapy for preventing endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the lining of the uterus). It should be taken with food. It should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. You should continue taking it for as long as your doctor has told you to, even if you feel well.
The most common side effects include abdominal bloating, abdominal pain, dizziness, headache, depression, breast tenderness, hot flushes, vaginal discharge, joint paint, and urinary incontinence. Side effects are more common during the first few weeks and usually lessen as your body gets used to the medicine. You may also experience bleeding or spotting between your periods, consult with your doctor if it happens frequently.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have, or have had, breast cancer, unusual bleeding in the vagina, or liver disease. You will probably have several tests both before and during treatment to check your womb. Also, tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. In general, it is advisable to avoid alcohol and smoking.
USES OF Crestron SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE
Hormone replacement therapy
Treatment of Female infertility
BENEFITS OF Crestron SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE
In Hormone replacement therapy
Hormone placement therapy (HRT) is a treatment to relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and reduced sex drive. Since menopause can last for several years, this treatment can make a big improvement to your daily life and mood. Progesterone is one of two important hormones (the other being is estrogen) used in this treatment. However, it may not treat all your symptoms, consult with your doctor. You should use this medicine as it is prescribed, and for as long as it is prescribed by your doctor.
In Treatment of Female infertility
Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule contains progesterone, a female hormone that is important in the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. It is used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not reached menopause but are not having periods due to a lack of natural progesterone in the body. This medicine helps to prepare the uterus for pregnancy by causing the uterus lining (endometrium) to thicken. This increases the chance of a successful pregnancy. You should use the medicine as prescribed for it to be effective. You may be asked to continue with this treatment for a period after becoming pregnant.
More on Female infertility
Female infertility means when the female is not able to conceive even after 1 year of trying (or 6 months if the woman is over age 35). If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called infertility.
Causes and Risk Factors
Common causes of female infertility include:
- Physical problems
- Hormonal disturbances
- Environmental factors
- Cervical issues
1. Your doctor will recommend you to get a few tests and examinations done. They include:
(a) Blood test (to check the levels of hormones)
(b) Endometrial biopsy (to examine the lining of the uterus)
2. Ultrasound or x-ray of the reproductive organs
Complications and When Should You See a Doctor
Most cases of infertility in women result from problems with producing eggs. In premature ovarian failure, the ovaries stop functioning before natural menopause.
In polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the ovaries may not release an egg regularly or they may not release a healthy egg.
1. Intrauterine insemination
3. Medications may include hormones such as gonadotrophins and letrozole
4. In vitro fertilization
SIDE EFFECTS OF Crestron SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Crestron
- Hot flushes
- Serve side effects of Crestron
- Abdominal pain
- Absence of menstrual periods
- Breast tenderness
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Altered menstrual cycle
- Edema (swelling)
- Change in body weight
- Changes in cervical secretion
- Cholestatic jaundice
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
- Red spots or bumps
- Hair loss
- Excessive hair growth on face
- Anaphylactic reaction
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Vaginal irritation
- Vaginal dryness
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the legs)
- Myocardial infarction
- Pulmonary embolism
- Breast cancer
- HOW TO USE Crestron SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule is to be taken with food.
HOW Crestron SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE WORKS
Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule is a progesterone (female hormone). It helps to establish and maintain pregnancy. It also prevents the increase in thickness of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) caused by estrogen.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE Crestron SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE?
If you miss a dose of Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Crestron 200 Soft Gelatin Capsule is a natural progesterone available as a micronized formulation which helps in better absorption of this medicine.
- It is used as a part of hormone replacement therapy generally in combination with an estrogen.
- It may also be used in the treatment of problems related to menstrual periods such as amenorrhea (absence of periods).
- It also helps in the maintenance of pregnancy in women who are at higher risk of miscarriage.
- It should be taken with food.
- It may cause sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
About the Drug
Chemical Class: Progesterone Derivative
Habit Forming: No
Therapeutic Class: GYNAECOLOGICAL
Action Class: Natural Progesterone