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Crinone gel is a vaginal gel that contains natural progesterone and is used to supplement progesterone during the luteal phase in women undergoing certain fertility treatments or procedures.
The gel is designed to aid in the implantation of an embryo and support early pregnancy.
Crinone gel may be used as an alternative to intramuscular injections of progesterone for luteal phase support in assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles.
Use and Dosage
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using progesterone gel and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is for vaginal use only. Remove the wrapper and prepare the applicator for use as shown in the instructions. There are additional instructions for preparing the applicator if you use this medication at altitudes above 2,500 feet (762 meters).
To treat infertility, use this medication as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice a day. If you become pregnant, continue to use this medication for 10-12 weeks as directed until your body can make its progesterone.
If you are using this medication to restore your menstrual cycle, use it as directed by your doctor, usually every other day up to a total of 6 doses.
If you are directed to use any other vaginal products, separate their application from progesterone gel by at least 6 hours.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.
Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Serious side effects include:
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Pain or burning when you urinate
- Symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes)
- A breast lump
- Sudden vision problems, severe headache, or pain behind your eyes
- Heart attack symptoms–chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, or sweating
- Liver problems–nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Signs of a stroke–sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, or problems with speech or balance
- Signs of a blood clot in the lung–chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, or coughing up blood
- Signs of a blood clot in your leg–pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs
Common side effects of Crinone may include:
- Dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, or tiredness
- Headache, mood changes, or feeling nervous or irritable
- Stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation
- Swelling in your hands or feet
- Breast pain, swelling, or tenderness
- Cramps or pelvic pain
- Vaginal itching, burning, or discharge
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Before using progesterone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: vaginal bleeding of unknown cause, personal or family history of cancer (especially breast or cervical cancer), a miscarriage with some tissue remaining in the womb, blood clots, seizures, liver disease, migraines, asthma, heart disease, kidney disease, depression, diabetes.
Although unlikely, blood clots may occur with this medication. Your risk is increased if you have surgery or if you stay in a chair or bed for a long time (such as on a long plane flight). Tell your doctor beforehand of any of these events because you may need special precautions.
If you have diabetes, this medication may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar, such as increased thirst/urination. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.
This drug may make you drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you drowsier. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). In general, alcohol is not recommended for pregnant or possibly pregnant women due to the increased risk of harm to the baby.
This medication may be used during pregnancy as directed by your doctor. Consult your doctor for more details.
This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Form and Strengths
Crinone gel is available in the following form and strengths:
- Crinone Gel:
- 8 %
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose.
Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Call your doctor if you miss more than one dose.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of Crinone is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
What should I avoid while using progesterone vaginal?
Do not use another vaginal medicine within 6 hours before or after using Crinone gel. Use only the vaginal products that your doctor has recommended.
Avoid using vaginal yeast treatments unless your doctor tells you to.
Crinone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.