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Progesterone Capsules

What is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone that plays a vital role in the female reproductive system. It is primarily produced by the ovaries and prepares the body for pregnancy.

The body releases progesterone during the menstrual cycle to thicken the uterine lining and prepare for a possible fertilized egg. If pregnancy does not occur, hormone levels will drop, and the uterine lining will shed as menstruation begins.

However, if a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, levels will remain high as the body prepares for pregnancy. This includes preparing the breasts for milk production.

Progesterone and HRT

Hormone replacement therapy helps replenish low levels of hormones such as progesterone. When the body cannot produce the necessary amount of a particular hormone, patients may look to outside sources to support their bodies’ natural functions.

Progesterone also treats various conditions related to the menstrual cycle, fertility, and overall quality of life. Some people take progesterone to help improve sleep.

Irregularities in progesterone can lead to:
  • Abnormal ovulation
  • Limited uterine lining growth (luteal phase defect)
  • Abnormal thickening of the uterine lining (endometrial hyperplasia)
  • Menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, etc.)
  • Difficulty sleeping

Taking progesterone under the supervision of a medical practitioner may help alleviate several symptoms of this hormonal imbalance.

Compounded Generic Progesterone

Compounding pharmacies can create generic options for progesterone products. Our professional lab incorporates the necessary bioidentical hormone and an additional 1 or 2 ingredients to develop the desired hormone medication.

This can come in various dosage sizes and dosage forms, including troches, capsules, gels, and more.

Ingredients Used in Compounded Progesterone

Our progesterone products are made as clean as possible in our board-certified lab. They include as few as 2 or 3 ingredients in the entire capsule. This will depend on the desired release of the medication (either fast release or slow release).

We also do not use peanut oil, which is excellent for people with peanut allergies. Instead, we use yam or soy. We typically use yam but will always consider client preferences.

How to Take Progesterone

Patients take progesterone capsules, troches, and RDTs once daily. Capsules are swallowed and absorbed through the digestive system.

Troches and RDTs, however, are sublingual forms that dissolve in the mouth. This avoids the first-pass metabolism by delivering the hormones through the capillaries in the cheeks and under the tongue. This increases bioavailability.

Many patients will take their progesterone medication right before bed due to the drowsiness side effect.

A Great Option for Progesterone

Compounding allows for unique customizations to fit the patient’s needs better.

Doctors do not lock patients into specific dosage sizes. Pharmacies can compound any size from 1mg to 350 mg

If capsules are not the best fit, we can compound progesterone into different forms, such as troches and RDTs.

Compounded generic progesterone can be a part of hormone replacement therapy with the guidance of your practitioner and pharmacist.

For more information, please give our pharmacy a call (Littleton or Cherry Creek)

You can also text us directly here:
Littleton: 303-707-1500
Cherry Creek: 303-333-2010

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