Unwanted Effects of Progesterone

The table below lists the known side effects, but some of these effects may actually be the desired therapeutic effects in certain medical contexts.

It’s important to understand that people can have varying responses to medications, and what one person experiences may differ from another. If a specific side effect is not listed, it’s less likely to be directly caused by the medication, but this does not rule out the possibility entirely.

In cases where you suspect a medication may be causing an unwanted effect, adjusting the medication, trying an alternative treatment, or discontinuing the medication can help clarify whether the side effect is medication-related or has another underlying cause.

Side Effects
Very Common (> 10%)
– Abdominal / Stomach Pain (20%)
– Abdominal Bloating (12%)
– Depression (19%)
– Sleep Disorder (18%)
– Nervousness (16%)
– Libido (Sex Drive) Decreased (10%)
– Headache (31%)
– Sleepiness (27%)
– Dizziness (24%)
– Hot Flashes (11%)
– Joint Pain (20%)
– Cramps (15%)
– Musculoskeletal Pain (12%)
– Post Oocyte Retrieval Pain (28%)
Common (1%-10%)
– Back Pain
– Arthralgia (Joint Pains)
– Myalgia (Muscle Pains)
– Breast Cancer
– Cholecystectomy
– Coughing
– Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
– Tiredness
– Pain
– Chest Pain
– Swelling Of Hands And Feet
– High Blood Sugar
– Nausea/Vomiting
– Diarrhea
– Abdominal Bloating
– Constipation
– Night Sweats
– Worry
Uncommon (0.1%-1%)
– Cholestatic Jaundice
– Taste Disturbance
– Flatulence / Wind
– Gastric Dilatation
– Allergic Reactions
– Mood Altered
– Peripheral Edema / Swelling / Swelling
– Feeling Cold
– Feeling Of Body Temperature Change
– Discomfort
– Weight Increased
– Pruritus / Itching
– Acne
– Rectal Cancer
– Frequent Urination
– Incontinence
Rare (< 0.1%)
– Adrenal Suppression Or Insufficiency
– Blood Clots
Very Rare (< 0.01%)
– Urticaria / Itching
– Chloasma
Unknown Frequency
– Blurred Vision
– Extreme Dizziness And/Or Drowsiness
– Slurred Speech
– Difficulty Walking
– Loss Of Consciousness
– Vertigo
– Confusion
– Disorientation
– Insomnia
– Feeling Drunk
– Pyrexia / High Temperature
– Itching
– Hirsutism / Hairiness
– Shortness Of Breath
– Acute Pancreatitis
– Dysphagia / Trouble Swallowing
– Swollen Tongue
– Aggression
– Depersonalization
– Suicidal Ideation
– Alopecia / Hair Loss
– Face Edema / Swelling
– Anaphylactic Reaction
– Blood Glucose Increased
– Choking
– Dyspnea / Trouble Breathing
– Asthma
– Throat Tightness
– Cholestasis
– Cholestatic Hepatitis
– Liver Failure
– Liver Necrosis
– Hepatitis
– Increased Liver Function Tests
– Jaundice
– Circulatory Collapse
– Hypertension / High Blood Pressure
– Hypotension / Low Blood Pressure
– Raised Heart Rate
– Muscle Cramp
– Convulsions / Fits
– Depressed Consciousness
– Dysarthria
– Loss Of Consciousness
– Paresthesia / tingling
– Sedation / Sleepiness
– Stupor
– Syncope / Fainting (With And Without Hypotension / Low Blood Pressure)
– Transient Ischemic Attack (mini-stroke)
– Abnormal Gait (Funny Walk)
– Difficulty Walking
– Diplopia / Double Vision
– Visual Disturbance
– Feeling Abnormal
– Tinnitus / Ringing in the Ears
– Weight Decreased
Updated on February 6, 2024

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