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Who should not use progesterone injection?

Certain people should not use progesterone injections or should consult with a doctor before using it. Anyone who is allergic to progesterone should not use it. Also, it may cause harm to people with certain medical conditions, including liver, heart or kidney disease, breast cancer, blood clots, stroke, asthma, seizures, depression, unexplained vaginal bleeding, bleeding on the brain, diabetes or high cholesterol. Similarly, progesterone may interact poorly in people taking certain medications, such as anti-seizure medicines like carbamazepine, antifungal medicines like itraconazole and antibiotics like rifabutin. Additionally, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should alert your doctor.

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