How should I use progesterone?

The use of progesterone depends on the form it was prescribed in and the condition it is used for. You should use progesterone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. This is typically once a day in the evening or right before bedtime. Progesterone in capsule form is taken on a rotating schedule. You will rotate between taking progesterone for 10 to 12 days, and then not taking the hormone for the next 16 to 18 days. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed pill. Progesterone in an injection form should be injected into the muscle. Intravaginal gels and suppositories are inserted into vagina with a special applicator as directed by doctor.

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