Utrogestan – administration

Utrogestan is a brand name for the medication micronized progesterone, which is used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for transgender women. It is a form of bioidentical progesterone, meaning it has the same chemical structure as progesterone naturally produced by the body. Progesterone plays a crucial role in hormone balance and reproductive health, and its use in transgender hormone therapy can help achieve a more balanced hormonal profile and enhance feminization. Here’s a detailed guide to the administration of Utrogestan:


  • Preparation:
    • Utrogestan capsules are typically taken orally with or without food.
    • Before taking Utrogestan, read the medication label and any accompanying patient information leaflet.
  • Timing:
    • Take Utrogestan capsules at the same time each day (preferably in the evening to avoid tiredness) to maintain consistent levels of the medication in your body.
    • Follow the prescribed dosing schedule, and do not skip doses or alter the dosage.
  • Administration Technique:
    • Swallow the Utrogestan capsule whole with a full glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break the capsule, as this can affect the release of the medication.
    • If you have difficulty swallowing capsules, talk to your doctor about alternative options, such as opening the capsule and mixing the contents with food or liquid.
  • Post-Administration Care:
    • After taking Utrogestan, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to remove any residue from handling the medication.
    • Store the medication in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture, following any storage instructions provided by the medication label.
Updated on March 19, 2024

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