Progesterone in Oil

What is Progesterone in Oil and How Does It Work?

As part of your IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) program, your doctor may prescribe progesterone in oil for fertility. This type of intramuscular (IM) injection is used to help thicken your uterine lining to protect the embryo and secure its healthy growth and development. Depending on your individual situation and reaction to progesterone oil fertility treatment, your doctor may prescribe you this medication to be taken every day for up to 12 weeks.

Progesterone Oil Injection Instructions & Video Tutorial

To help you successfully administer your first progesterone oil injection at home, watch our video tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

Please Note: Due to this product’s availability from multiple manufacturers, the medication you receive may have a different appearance than what is shown in our video. Please verify the drug name is the same and continue with instructions as follows. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our pharmacy!

How to Store Injectable Progesterone Oil:

Store at room temperature between 59 -77 degrees Fahrenheit (15-20 degrees Celsius). Remember to protect this medication from light.

Progesterone in Oil Side Effects:

Every individual will respond to this medication differently.

Common side effects may include:

  • Local discomfort
  • Bruising and soreness at the injection site
  • Breakthrough bleeding
  • Weight changes
  • Changes in cervical secretions
  • Breast tenderness
  • Secretion of breast milk
  • Acne and other sensitive skin reactions
  • Hair loss
  • Fever
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Fluid retention

Be sure to contact your physician immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Breast tenderness or enlargement
  • Numbness or pain in the arm or leg
  • Pain in the chest or groin
  • Severe headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Unusual weakness
  • Vision or speech problems
  • Yellowing of the skin

What if I Miss a Progesterone in Oil Dosage?

If you miss a dosage on the same day, you may usually inject the dose as soon as you remember; however, contact your physician immediately for further instructions. DO NOT double the dose on your own. Speak to your physician first before continuing your daily dosage.

Questions About Progesterone Oil for Fertility?

Get all the facts and information you need to feel confident about your fertility treatment plan. At Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy, our team is here to be an advocate on your behalf! We offer the services, support, and selection you need from your local pharmacy, including special discounts, insurance, and financing options.

Owners Terry and Eddie Malanda are former IVF patients like you, so they understand the journey you’ve recently embarked on and are here to ensure you have everything you need to be successful and stay healthy during the road ahead.