Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Menopause Progestin

Possible Side Effects of Progestin Therapy in Menopause

Abdominal discomfortAcne
Allergic reactionsAlopecia (hair loss)
AnxietyBirth defects
Blood clottingBreast discharge
CervicitisChange of appetite
DizzinessElevated blood pressure
Fluid retentionHeadache
Hirsutism (excessive hair)Inhibition of beneficial estrogen effects on lipids
JaundiceMenstrual irregularities / PMS
Myalgias (muscle aches)Nausea
VaginitisVisual changes
VomitingWeight gain

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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