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17-hydroxyprogesterone
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Description

Hydroxyprogesterone is a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, which is naturally produced by the body. It is used to treat a variety of conditions, including menstrual disorders, endometriosis, and infertility. It is also used to prevent miscarriage and premature labor.

Common side effects of hydroxyprogesterone include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, breast tenderness, bloating, and weight gain. Other more serious side effects may include depression, chest pain, and changes in vision.

Brand names associated with hydroxyprogesterone include Provera, Amen, Curretab, Cycrin, and Megestron.

Synonyms
  • hydroxyprogesterone
Classifications
  • pregnene
  • progestogen
  • sex hormone

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