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Progesterone 100mg
By Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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Drug Information for SUSTEN VT 100mg TABLET 10's

What is SUSTEN VT?

  • SUSTEN VT contains a hormone called progesterone which is a natural, female sex hormone, produced in the body
  • It works by adjusting the hormonal balance within the body







What SUSTEN VT is used for?

It is used for the treatment of:

  • pre-menstrual syndrome which often affects women during the 7 to 10 days before their monthly period
  • symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome include feelings of tension, irritability, depression, headache, breast tenderness, weight gain and bloatedness
  • post-natal depression which some women get after their baby has been born
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Tell your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to progesterone or any other ingredients of this medicine
  • have unusual vaginal bleeding
  • have blood clots in the legs, lungs, eyes or elsewhere in the body
  • have severe liver problems or jaundice
  • have a miscarriage and your physician suspects some tissue is still in the uterus or pregnancy outside of the womb
  • have colitis (inflammation of the colon causing frequent attacks of diarrhoea with mucous or blood)
  • have problems controlling your bowel movements (faecal incontinence)
  • have epilepsy
  • have asthma
  • have diabetes
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  • This medicine should not be used during breast feeding
  • If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine
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  • SUSTEN VT is not for use in children and adolescents
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Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines

  • Carbamazepine, Phenytoin used to prevent fits
  • Rifampicin used to treat infections
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  • Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • The recommended dose is 200 mg once a day or 400 mg twice a day by vaginal or rectal insertion
  • The pessary may be inserted into either the vagina or rectum depending upon the following certain other conditions
  • Do not swallow SUSTEN VT

How to insert SUSTEN VT

  • Always wash your hands before and after inserting the pessary
  • Vagina - place the pessary between the lips of the vagina and push the pessary upwards and backwards. You may find it easier to do this if you are lying down or squatting
  • Rectum (back passage) - gently push the pessary into the rectum for about one inch
  • Your muscles will hold the pessary in place when it is in far enough

If you use more SUSTEN VT

  • If you have accidentally swallowed any of the pessaries or you used more, contact your nearest hospital casualty or your doctor immediately

If you forget to use SUSTEN VT

  • If you forget to insert a pessary, do so as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time for the next dose
  • Never use two doses together
  • Remember to use the remaining doses at the correct time

If you stop using SUSTEN VT

  • Consult your doctor for advice if you intend to stop or have stopped using SUSTEN VT
  • Abrupt discontinuation of progesterone dosing may cause increased anxiety, moodiness, and increased sensibility to seizures
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.



  • allergic reaction which include a skin rash, which may be itchy
  • pain in the calves or chest, a sudden shortness of breath or coughing blood indicating possible clots in the legs, heart, or lungs
  • severe headache or vomiting, dizziness, faintness, or changes in vision or speech, weakness or numbness of an arm or leg indicating possible clots in the brain or eye
  • worsening of depression
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  • drowsiness
  • stomach discomfort or pain
  • breast pain
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  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
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