Please make sure that you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly, paying particular attention to the warning and precautions, before starting treatment with Progynova.
Using any form of HRT treatment, including Progynova tablets, puts you at a slightly increased risk of developing certain health conditions such as blood clots and deep vein thrombosis, breast cancer, or endometrial cancer. If you have any questions or concerns you should discuss these with your doctor or pharmacist.
Purchasing Progynova tablets online as a repeat prescription from The Independent Pharmacy relies upon you continuing to attend an annual check-up with your GP.
Progynova tablets are not recommended for everyone, especially if you have certain risk factors.
- You should not use this product if you have ever had or are at risk of oestrogen-sensitive cancer such as breast cancer or endometrial cancer, a blood clot, have a blood clotting disorder or have liver disease.
- Discuss with your GP before taking Progynova tablets if you have or ever have had uterine fibroids or endometriosis. Or if you have other risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, gallbladder disease, SLE, epilepsy, asthma, kidney problems, or suffer from migraines as hormone replacement therapy can make these conditions worse.
- Speak to a doctor or pharmacist before taking Progynova about risk factors if you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicine including herbal remedies such as St John’s-Wort or drink grapefruit juice.
Progynova tablets, breast cancer and endometrial cancer
Progynova, like other oestrogen-only HRT, can put you at an increased risk of excessive thickening of the lining of the womb (endometrial hyperplasia) and increased risk of developing endometrial cancer.
Progynova is therefore only suitable for women who do not have a uterus or are prescribed a progesterone HRT alongside it to reduce the endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer risks.
Taking oestrogen-only HRT Progynova tablets may also put you at increased risk of breast cancer. You must, therefore, continue to regularly check your breasts for any variations including lumps and dimples that might be early indicators of developing breast cancer.
If you notice any irregularities you should get these checked by a doctor as soon as possible to prevent the development of invasive breast cancer.
Progynova and blood clots
While using any form of HRT you are up to three times more likely to develop blood clots in your veins (deep vein thrombosis). These can be dangerous if they travel to the lung causing a condition called pulmonary embolism.
Blood clots can also lead to heart attacks and strokes, which can be life-threatening. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of a blood clot you must see a doctor straight away.
Progynova and coronary heart disease
Hormone replacement therapy is not recommended for women who have coronary heart disease. It can also cause a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease.
Is Progynova safe in pregnancy?
Progynova is not a contraceptive and should only be taken by women experiencing menopause. It should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the active ingredient can be passed to the baby.
If you think you have become pregnant while using Progynova you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.