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Utrogestan 100mg Capsules

Utrogestan 100mg capsules (30 capsules)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Wed. 20 Jan and Thu. 21 Jan.

Utrogestan (Progesterone) for HRT

Utrogestan 100 mg soft capsules are an oral progesterone that can be taken alongside the hormone oestrogen as a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to treat women experiencing symptoms of the menopause.

Here at The Independent Pharmacy, if you have had a previous prescription of Utrogestan from your GP, you can get your prescription online and get your HRT delivered hassle-free straight to your door.

Utrogestan Information

  • Age: N/A

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Utrogestan?

Utrogestan 100mg is a capsule containing the hormone progesterone which can be taken alongside a tablet containing the hormone oestrogen as a hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Taking HRT for some women can ease unpleasant symptoms of the menopause such as hot flushes, low mood and vaginal dryness. 

Utrogestan can only be taken with oestrogen by postmenopausal women that have an intact womb. By taking a capsule containing progesterone, like Utrogestan, with an oestrogen-based HRT it mimics the bodies natural menstrual cycle helping the body to shed the lining of the womb each month, reducing the risks of developing cancers of the womb. 

Utrogestan 100mg capsules are for oral use only. There is also Utrogestan 200mg vaginal capsules which are inserted into the vagina.

 

What is Utrogestan used for?

When Utrogestan is taken in combination with oestrogen it can be used to treat symptoms of the menopause such as hot flushes, low sex drive, low mood and vaginal dryness. 

Utrogestan is suitable for women with an intact uterus or womb when taken with oestrogen, such as Elleste Solo, Zumenon, or patches such as Evorel and Estradot. It is not a form of contraception. 

 

How does Utrogestan work?

As women approach the menopause the body’s natural production of both oestrogen and progesterone decrease. By taking HRT it boosts the levels of these hormones, improving related symptoms. 

When taking oestrogen alone it causes the cells of the lining of the womb, the endometrium, to thicken, which can lead to some women developing cancers of the womb. Taking Utrogestan opposes this process causing the womb lining to shed every month, just like during a menstrual bleed, lowering the risk of developing cancer. 

 

Can Utrogestan be taken with food?

It is best to take Utrogestan on an empty stomach because eating food at the same time as taking this medication can increase drowsiness.

 

What is the advantage of taking Utrogestan over other HRT?

As Utrogestan contains a form of progesterone that is identical to that produced by the body before the menopause, women usually experience fewer side effects compared to the older types of progestogens. 

Older variations of progestogens that are given as tablets or as a combination patch have also been associated with a slightly higher risk of developing a blood clot and heart disease. Studies suggest this is not the case for women taking Utrogestan.

 

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How to take Utrogestan 100mg

Utrogestan 100mg capsules are for oral use only and should only be taken by women experiencing symptoms of the menopause alongside oestrogen as directed by your doctor. 

There are two ways you may be directed to take Utrogestan: 

  1. For women who are still having periods within the last 6 to 12 months: Take 2 capsules every month from day 15 to day 26 of your 28-day monthly cycle. This regime will create an artificial monthly bleed. 
  2. For women who have not had a period for over a year: Take 1 capsule every evening without a break. 

For full details on how to take Utrogestan 100mg capsules please see the Patient Information Leaflet

Utrogestan side effects

All medicines carry the risk of side effects, though not everyone experiences them. People who have taken Utrogestan have reported the following side effects:

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Intense itching 
  • Pain in the breast 
  • Vomiting
  • Irregular bleeding

If you are concerned about any side effects you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. For more information around potential side effects please read the Patient Information Leaflet. 

Utrogestan 100mg ingredients

Each capsule of Utrogestan contains the active ingredient: 100 mg progesterone

Each capsule of Utrogestan also contains the inactive ingredients: Sunflower oil, soya lecithin, gelatin, glycerol, titanium dioxide, purified water.

Please make sure you are familiar with all the ingredients listed in the Patient Information Leaflet before taking Utrogestan. 

Utrogestan 100mg warnings

Please read the full information regarding warnings and precautions detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet before taking Utrogestan. 

Using HRT treatment increases your risks of developing certain health conditions. You should take time to consider whether HRT is the best option for you at this time. If you have any questions or concerns you should discuss these with your GP or specialist. 

Being eligible to continue to purchase Utrogestan on repeat prescription from The Independent Pharmacy relies upon you continuing to attend an annual health review with your GP at least once a year.

If you experience any of the following, before or while using Utrogestan, stop taking and consult your doctor immediately:

  • You suspect or develop breast or endometrial cancer
  • You have any unexplained vaginal bleeding or endometrial hyperplasia
  • You have or have ever had a venous blood clot or have a clotting disorder
  • You have had a heart attack, stroke or angina

If you have ever experienced any of the following, consult your doctor before starting Utrogestan and again if your condition worsens during treatment:

  • You have recently stopped taking or are currently taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed (including herbal) medication.
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis or endometrial hyperplasia
  • High blood pressure or very high levels of fat in your blood
  • Liver, kidney or heart disorders
  • Diabetes, SLE, epilepsy or asthma
  • Gallstones
  • Migraine or severe headaches
  • Hypothyroidism 
  • Hereditary angioedema

 

Utrogestan and cancer

Research into the use of HRT has indicated that taking progesterone-only and combined HRT with estrogen can increase your risk of developing breast cancer. This risk increases the longer you take HRT but the risk returns to normal after stopping treatment for 5 years. 

It is, therefore, recommended that you only take the lowest dose of HRT for the shortest duration, to manage your symptoms. You must also continue to regularly check your breasts for any changes including lumps and dimples. If you notice any irregularities you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

 

Utrogestan and blood clots

Taking any form of HRT, which includes Utrogestan, makes you 1 - 3 times more likely to develop blood clots and 1.5 times more likely to experience a stroke. If you think you are developing symptoms of a blood clot at any time call NHS 111 or are having a stroke call 999.

 

Utrogestan in pregnancy & breastfeeding

Utrogestan should only be taken by postmenopausal women and is not a form of contraceptive. If you have had a natural period in the last 12 months or you are under 50 years old you should discuss contraception options with your doctor before taking any form of HRT. 

If you become pregnant while taking Utrogestan stop taking it straight away and contact your doctor. You should also not take Utrogestan while breastfeeding.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Menopause (HRT)?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Published on: 18-12-2020

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Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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Next review date: 18-12-2022


Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.


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