ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule 10's

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Progesterone 200mg
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Drug Information for ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule 10's

What is ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule used for?

ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule tablet/capsule is used for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding. It is also used to induce menstrual cycle and relieve symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS).

ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule gel/spray is used to relieve breast pain and expansion of cervix.

ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule injection is used for the treatment of infertility in females.

ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule pessaries are used for the treatment of puerperal depression.

ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule work?

ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule belongs to the class of drugs called steroid hormones. The drug acts by reducing the frequency of gonadotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus by binding to the progesterone and oestrogen receptors.  It also decreases the follicular maturation and ovulation by suppressing the secretion of pituitary gonadotropin.

How to use ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the whole tablet/capsule. Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take the drug with food. Taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • Apply a thin layer of ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule gel over the affected area and ensure the area is clean and dry before application.
  • ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule injection should be administered only under the medical supervision.

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule?

Drugs that interact with ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule include the following:

  • Abciximab
  • Acarbose
  • Acebutolol
  • Acetaminophen
  • Amantadine
  • Betamethasone
  • Bifonazole
  • Caffeine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule?

The following are the most common side effects of ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Bloating
  • Sore on the skin
  • Diarrhoea

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Joint pain

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
  • Be cautious while using ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule if you have any kidney or liver impairment.

You are advised not to use ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering, or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver, kidney or respiratory diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked questions about ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule

  1. What are the contraindications of ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule?
  2. ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule is contraindicated in patients with myocardial infarction, venous thromboembolism, pulmonary embolism and retinal thrombosis.

  3. Is ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule used in hormone replacement therapy?
  4. Yes. ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule is used in hormone replacement therapy to decrease the symptoms of menopause.

  5. Does lack of ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule cause polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
  6. Yes, lack of ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule causes polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), due to the failure of the ovary to release the egg.

  7. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule?
  8. It is advised to avoid caffeinated foods, such as coffee and tea and increase a diet rich in magnesium, folate and vitamin supplements while taking ULTIGEST 200mg Capsule.


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