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LOEVA AQ INJECTION contains Progesterone which belongs to the group of medicines called Steroid hormones. It is used to treat amenorrhea (missed periods) and abnormal uterine bleeding (abnormal bleeding from the womb cavity) due to hormonal imbalance in the absence of organic pathology like submucous fibroids or uterine cancer.
It can also be used as a progesterone supplementation in women (34 years of age and younger) who cannot use vaginal preparations and undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) or treatment in an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) program.
Before receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, asthma, epilepsy or migraine headaches before receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION as a precaution.
LOEVA AQ INJECTION is not recommended for use in patients with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, blood clot problems or unusual vaginal bleeding. LOEVA AQ INJECTION is not recommended for use in breast-feeding women, children and adolescents (below 18 years of age).
LOEVA AQ INJECTION can be used during the first three months of pregnancy. However, it should not be used in women who have ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the womb) and in women who had a history of idiopathic jaundice or other skin problems during their earlier pregnancies.
The most common side effects of receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION are pain, redness, itching, irritation or swelling at the injection site, vaginal bleeding, headache, bloating, nausea and constipation. Inform your doctor if any of these side effects bothers you.
Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience any changes in body weight or feel depressed while receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION.
It is used:
LOEVA AQ INJECTION helps you to become pregnant and to stay pregnant by increasing uterine wall receptivity for implantation of an embryo and maintaining the pregnancy after an embryo is implanted. It also regulates hormonal balance in the body and corrects abnormal uterine bleeding.
LOEVA AQ INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse either into the muscles (as intramuscular injection) or under the skin (as subcutaneous injection). Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you according to your age, body weight and disease condition.
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects after receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION:
Take regular sips of cold drink. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily, fried or spicy foods. Do not lie down or sleep immediately after eating. If nausea does not improve, inform your doctor.
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Drink plenty of fluids. Try taking rest in a quiet and dark room. Apply pain relieving balm on your forehead if necessary. Inform your doctor if your headache does not reduce.
Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals and drink plenty of water. Do minimal exercises (such as walking). If the symptom does not improve, inform your doctor.
Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller meals more frequently. If the symptom gets worse inform your doctor.
Try to increase your physical activity during daytime. Do not or limit the intake of carbonated drinks. Avoid eating foods which causes bloating such as beans, lentils and others. Always eat smaller and frequent meals and chew your food properly while eating. Inform your doctor if the symptom does not improve.
LOEVA AQ INJECTION can be used during the first three months of pregnancy if prescribed by the doctor. It is strictly not recommended for use in women with ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the womb) and in women who had a history of idiopathic jaundice, severe itching or blisters of the skin. Consult your doctor before receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION.
LOEVA AQ INJECTION is not recommended for use during breast-feeding. Therefore, consult your doctor before receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION.
Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy or drowsy after receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION.
LOEVA AQ INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION.
LOEVA AQ INJECTION is not recommended for use in patients who have or had severe liver problems. It should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION.
Do not receive LOEVA AQ INJECTION if you are allergic to Progesterone or any other ingredients of this medicine.
LOEVA AQ INJECTION is not recommended for use in patients who have or had any blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). It should be used with caution in patients with asthma. Consult your doctor before receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION.
LOEVA AQ INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with heart problems. Consult your doctor before receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION.
LOEVA AQ INJECTION is not recommended for use if you:
Before receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION, inform your doctor if you:
Use in pediatrics:
LOEVA AQ INJECTION is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your child’s doctor for advice.
Use in geriatrics:
There is no proper information about the use of LOEVA AQ INJECTION in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
LOEVA AQ INJECTION will be administered to you only by a doctor or a nurse in a hospital and so it is unlikely to receive an overdose. However, consult your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms such as drowsiness after receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION.
|Pharmacological Category||:|| |
Progestins (female hormones)
|Therapeutic Indication||:|| |
Amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding, Supports embryo implantation or during pregnancy
|Dosage Forms||:|| |
Tablet, Soft gel Capsule, Pessaries, Injection, Vaginal Gel, Vaginal spray
Does LOEVA AQ INJECTION cause weight gain?
Yes, LOEVA AQ INJECTION might cause weight gain due to overstimulation of ovaries in some individuals. Stop receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION and consult your doctor as soon as you notice that your weight has increased abnormally.
Does LOEVA AQ INJECTION make you feel tired?
Yes, LOEVA AQ INJECTION may cause tiredness in some individuals. To manage this, drink plenty of fluids and eat balanced diet and frequent meals. Get enough rest and follow regular sleep schedule.
How is LOEVA AQ INJECTION administered?
LOEVA AQ INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse either into the muscles (as intramuscular injection) or under the skin (as subcutaneous injection). Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of LOEVA AQ INJECTION for you according to your age, body weight and disease condition.
Why is LOEVA AQ INJECTION necessary for pregnancy?
LOEVA AQ INJECTION supplements your body with sufficient levels of progesterone that is required for a successful implantation of fertilized egg in the uterus and for the maintenance of an early pregnancy. It sustains pregnancy among infertile women and in women who face repeated/threatened abortions by increasing the thickness of uterine wall.
When is progesterone produced in the reproductive cycle?
The typical menstrual cycle takes approximately 28 to 32 days and is divided into three distinct phases namely the follicular phase, the ovulatory phase and the luteal phase. The luteal phase is the period when the body produces progesterone, the hormone that makes the uterus prepare its lining to receive the egg.
What are the common side effects of LOEVA AQ INJECTION?
The most common side effects of receiving LOEVA AQ INJECTION are injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness and itching), stomach pain, breast pain or tenderness, nausea, bloating, headache, vaginal bleeding or discharge and extreme tiredness. Inform your doctor if any of these side effects bothers you.
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Written By Dr. R. Dinesh John Rajkumar, Pharm.D
Last updated on 13 Oct 2022 | 06:38 PM(IST)
Progesterone INJECTION : Therapeutic Uses, Warning and Precautions, Interactions, Directions for Use, Side Effects and Storage
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