Prometrium is used as part of hormone replacement therapy in women who have gone through menopause and have not had a hysterectomy. It is taken by females in order to protect the lining of the uterus. This medication may also decrease the risk of estrogen related cancer of the uterus.
Prometrium is taken in the form of an oral capsule. This capsule is generally taken once a day, in the evening. Never take more or less medication than what your doctor has specified.
Some of the common side effects users may experience when taking Prometrium include headache, breast pain, diarrhea, upset stomach, constipation, mood changes, vomiting and muscle pain. If the side effects become severe, contact your doctor or other medical professional as soon as possible.
Occasionally Prometrium will be prescribed to treat women who have had menstrual periods, but no longer have them due to a lack of progesterone in their body. It may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as determined by your doctor.