Gestanin contains progestogen, which is actually structurally and chemicaaly similar to the progesterone hormone.

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It is used for the prevention of habitual abortion as well as stopping the premature labor. Gestanin is particularly designed to be administered during pregnancy period, but still causes a small risk of side effects just like other medicines during gestation period. This medication should be discontinued after parturition. This drug is not recommended for use for children below 16 years of age. Progesterone is used for the prevention of recurrent miscarriage and maintenance of pregnancy; to treat unusual uterine bleeding, amenorrhea in childbearing women and depression after childbirth.

How To Use

Take this medicine on an empty stomach or before 1 hour and after 2 hours of meals. Take this medicine orally only at the bedtime. Before the use of this drug, consult your physician or doctor to avoid the overdose of this drug. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your pharmacist with a glass full of water.

Side Effects

Some patients have encountered adverse side effects during the drug treatment with this medicine, although some have experiences very serious side effects. Some adverse side effects observed while using Gestanin are vomiting, severe nausea, excessive fatigue, fainting, unusual drowsiness, coma, accelerated heart beat, dehydration, dyspepsia, fluid retention, galactorrhea, breast tenderness, cholestatic jaundice, depression, hyperthermia, thromboembolism, acne, epigastric discomfort, flatulence, mood swings, abdominal pain, skin rashes, rigid muscles, uncontrolled muscular movements specially in neck, jaw, face or other parts, bloody or watery diarrhea. Hypersensitive reactions are often seen with symptoms which are itching, facial swelling, hives, swollen throat/lips/tongue and difficulty in breathing. Several patients report subtle aftereffects which usually do not require urgent medical aid. Some of the patients have reported side effects like vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea and nausea. Patients who encounter mild aftereffects should simply tell them to the prescribing doctor. While not applicable in all the medical conditions, certain side effects may be controlled through a reduced dosage of Gestanin.


Not all the patients will have the ability to tolerate this medicine well and may need strict monitoring during the use of Gestanin. Some patients may not be able to take this drug at all and may need some other medicine depending on the overall medical condition, severity and response to treatment. Patients suffering from some health conditions like: congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, sick sinus syndrome, seizures, liver failure, rotor syndrome, mammary gland tumors, toxaemia, herpes, genital tumors, cerebral blood circulation diseases, thrombophlebitis, dubin-johnson syndrome, renal dysfunction, epilepsy, migraine headaches particularly related to hormonal variations in the body, or breathing disorders including COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma may not be able to take this drug.

Pregnancy And Gestanin

It can be taken during the pregnancy. Although this drug may cause some side effects during pregnancy, this medicine is specifically used during pregnancy. But do not use this medicine during the breast-feeding period, as Gestanin may cause harm and damage to a nursing infant. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.