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Old 12-12-2013, 07:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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With my last pregnancy, I took Prometrium after having had 2 miscarriages.  I am happy to say that I have a beautiful 19-month old daughter now, in part I believe because of the Prometrium.  It was prescribed as an oral medication but my OB recommended taking it vaginally.

 

Since then, my last OB has retired and I am seeing someone else. She wrote a script for Prometrium again and said I could take it vaginally if I wanted, but that she didn't think it mattered which way I took it.  So, I fill the prescription and I receive generic progesterone from Teva.  I am nervous not doing exactly what I did before and while I realize that Prometrium IS progesterone, I know that many people have different reactions to generic meds compared to the brand name ones.  

 

So, my questions:  1)  Has anyone had any experiences (positive or negative) with a generic progesterone?  Is it as effective as Prometrium and does it have any more side effects?  

 

2)  Can I also take this one vaginally?  It's written as to be taken orally but so was my script for Prometrium and that was OK to take vaginally.  

 

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It looks like your post might have been missed, so I'm bumping it up for attention. :bump: Anyone have experiences to share?


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