The active ingredient of Gestone 100mg/2ml is Progesterone (a hormone which acts on the lining of the uterus and is produced naturally by the body). Each ampoule of Gestone 100mg/ml contains 100mg of Progesterone in 1ml of liquid.
It may be prescribed in women for the following conditions:-
To help early pregnancy to continue in cases where the body is not producing enough progesterone and where there have been 3 or more unexplained miscarriagesIn selected cases, to assist infertility treatment techniques such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) or gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)Bleeding disorders of the uterus
2. BEFORE YOU USE YOUR MEDICINE
Do not use Gestone 100mg/2ml if
You are allergic to progestins, or any of the ingredients of this medicineYou are suffering from vaginal bleeding other than during periodsYou have ever had a missed or incomplete abortionYou have, or have ever had, breast cancer or cancer of the reproductive tractYou have redness, swelling or pain of the veins or any other related problemYou have ever had a stroke, or bleeding in the brainYou have liver diseaseTell your doctor if any of the above conditions apply to you, before you use Gestone 100mg/2ml.
Take Special Care (check with your doctor) with Gestone 100mg/2ml if
you have high blood pressure, heart disease or kidney diseaseyou have epilepsyyou suffer, or have ever suffered, from mental depressionyou are diabeticyou suffer from porphyriayou are breast feeding a childyou have a sensitivity to lightyou suffer from migraine attacksyou are having regular blood tests to check your liver or hormones (Gestone 50mg/ml or 100mg/2ml may interfere with these tests)
Taking other medicines
Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicine – even those which your doctor has not prescribed for you, but which you may have bought yourself without a prescription.
Before using Gestone 100mg/2ml please check with your doctor if you are taking any of thefollowing :-
Driving and using machines
It is not known whether Gestone 50mg/ml & 100mg/2ml affects your ability to drive or operate machinery. Do not drive or operate machinery if you feel sleepy after using Gestone 100mg/2ml.
3. HOW TO USE YOUR MEDICINE
Gestone 50mg/ml & 100mg/2ml will be given to you by a doctor or nurse.The number of injections given to you per day or per week is called the ‘dose’. Depending on which condition you arebeing treated for, the doctor will give the appropriate dose by injection into a muscle (this should be deep into the buttock).The most common dose for bleeding of the uterus is 5-10mg daily for 5-10 days until 2 days before the anticipated start of a menstrual period.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Gestone 50mg/ml & 100mg/2ml can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If any of the following side effects occur suddenly, or gradually, without explanation, contact the doctor or your nearest hospital
casualty department at once:-
Problems with vision (such as blurred vision, partial vision, sudden shortsightedness or complete loss of vision)Any swelling of the eyeMigraine type headacheIf you experience one or more of the following side effects, or any other undesirable effects,please tell a nurse or doctor:-
Breakthrough bleeding, changes in period flow, missed periods, changes in vaginal secretions,breast changes,fluid retention with swelling,weight gain,weight lossJaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)Allergic reactions (skin rash, or sudden pain, swelling, shortness of breath or fever)AcneDark colouration of the skin on the faceMental depressionFeverSleep disturbance (difficulty with sleeping at night, or falling asleep during the day)NauseaHair loss from the scalpExcessive hair growth on the face or bodyLocal irritation (reactions) at the site of injection.
HOW TO STORE YOUR MEDICINE
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Store your medicine in the original package to protect it from light. Store at room temperature (15-25°C). During storage, solid matter may form in the ampoule.This should be re-dissolved by warming the ampoule before use. On the label you will find the letters “EXP” followed by some numbers.These numbers are the date when the medicine is no longer fit for use. Do not use this medicine after this date. Medicines should not be disposed of via waste water or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines which you no longer require.These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Gestone 100mg/2ml ampoules containEach ampoule of Gestone 50mg/ml contains 50mg of Progesterone in 1ml of liquid. Each ampoule of Gestone 100mg/2ml contains 100mg of Progesterone in 2ml of liquid. The ampoules also contain benzyl alcohol and ethyl oleate.
What Gestone 50mg/ml & 100mg/2ml ampoules look like and contents of the packGestone 50mg/ml & 100mg/2ml is a sterile, pale yellow oily liquid. It is supplied in clear glass ampoules in and is sold per vial.
|How is this item sold e.g. single tablets or vials?||Per Vial|