Petogen Injection, is it safe?Use, side-effects,dosage

What is Petogen Injection ?

Petogen Injection is a branded suspension which is a long lasting contraceptive progesterone that helps in control and regulation of menstrual periods and ovulation. This injections are manufactured and marketed by Intokem Pharmaceuticals Limited and is available in packaging of 1 vials per box. Each vial contains 5 ml of medicine.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. Is this medicine addictive?
  7. What if I miss the dose of this medicine ?
  8. Can I drive after taking this medicine ?
  9. Can this medicine be taken on an empty stomach?
  10. Can I take this medicine with alcohol ?
  11. What is the Dosage ?
  12. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  13. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  14. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  15. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  16. Is Pentogen Injection available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  17. Frequently asked questions
  18. Reference
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petogen Injection – uses, side-effects, dosage

What is the generic name (s)?

The active ingredient and generic salt in this injection is medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is present in the strength of 150 mg/ml in the injection.

How does it work ?

Medroxyprogesterone acetate helps in regulation of menstrual periods and ovulation i.e., is monthly periods in women release of egg from the ovary.

This is an active semisynthetic derivative of progesterone but this is more potent than the its parent drug and has the potent to ovulatory inhibitory action as by the secretion of the adenohypophyseal gonadotropins.

What are it’s uses ?

This injection is used in control and treatment of following diseases and conditions:

  • A long term Female contraceptive.
  • Control and regulation of menstrual periods
  • Control of ovulation
  • Decrease endometrial hyperplasia i.e.,which lead to uterine cancer
  • Overgrowth in the lining of the uterus in postmenopausal women undergoing the estrogen hormonal therapy.

CONTRA INDICATIONS: (not to use for if following conditions)

  • breast or uterine cancer
  • liver disease
  • vaginal bleeding,
  • Possibility of  pregnancy,
  • Ectopic pregnancy,
  • pregnancy of pruritis,
  • herpes,
  • Idiopathic jaundice,
  • hormone-dependent neoplasms,
  • severe liver-impairment,
  • Dubin-Johnson syndrome,
  • Rotor Syndrome,
  • breast carcinoma.

How effective is this medicine ?

Petogen injection is classified as an active semi synthetic derivative of progesterone.

This medicine is very effective for all the conditions mentioned above. It has to be taken in the correct dosage, frequency and for the right period/ duration of time. Please consult with a doctor or a qualified health expert for the correct diagnosis of the problem.

What are the Side Effects ?

Below are the reported side effects that can occur from use of petogen injection :

  • bone loss,
  • blood clots
  • drowsiness,
  • allergy,
  • generalised pain,
  • urinary frequency,
  • nocturia,
  • hot flushes,
  • heartburn,
  • chest pain,
  • acne,
  • paresthesia,
  • asthma,
  • hematuria
  • Nausea,
  • Vomiting,
  • Headaches,
  • Nervousness
  • Depression
  • Mental changes,
  • Abdominal discomfort/swelling
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Limb pain
  • varicose vein pain changes in or loss of libido
  • Dizziness,
  • Faint feeling,
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal cyst
  • Gynaecomastia
  • cessation of lactation
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Amenorrhoea
  • breakthrough bleeding
  • Asthenia
  • bloated feeling
  • Diarrhoea
  • hair or skin changes

Consult your doctor immediately if you develop any other medical conditions while using this medicine.

If you experience any of these side effects, Inform your doctor immediately . This list is not a comprehensive list of all the possible side effects of this drug.
Consult your doctor immediately if you develop any other medical conditions while using this medicine.

Is Petogen Injection addictive?

Habit forming tendencies for this medicine has not been reported. Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction. Government  also categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Finally,  do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without taking the advice of a doctor.

What if I miss the dose of Petogen Injection?

Use the missed dose as soon as you notice. If the time is already close to the next dose,  skip the missed dose and continue your dosing schedule. Do not use overdose to make up the missed dose as it may cause serious side effects.  If you are routinely missing the  doses, try to use an alarm or asking a family member or friend to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss modifications in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses.

Can I drive after taking Petogen Injection?

It is not safe to drive after taking this medicine if you experience dizziness or headache as side effects. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes drowsy, dizzy or reduces your blood-pressure. Please check for these conditions on your body while using this medicine.

Can Petogen Injection be taken on an empty stomach ?

According to most of the reports, this medicine can be taken at any time. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you to use this medicine.

Can I take  Petogen Injection with alcohol ?

Avoid taking this medicine while having alcohol. It may intensifies drowsiness.It is better to consult your doctor before consumption of this medicine. Pharmacists also suggest not to take alcohol while using this medicine.

What is the Dosage ?

Usual Dosage : This is a long-acting contraceptive given 150 mg for every 3 months period . The injection should be given  intramuscularly only. Shake well before use

The dosage also depend on the patient’s response to the medicine. Doctor can suggest dosage depending on your medical history and other medical conditions, physical health and current medications. The initial dose should be maintained or adjusted until a satisfactory response is observed. If a satisfactory clinical response does not occur after a reasonable period of time, treatment with this medicine should be discontinued.

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What are the precautions I need to take ?

Before administering the medicine /pretreatment patients physical examination is recommended, with reference to breast and pelvic organs, as well as a Papanicolaou smear.

One should take following precaution before start taking this medicine:

  • Take the lowest possible dose of corticosteroid required for the treatment.
  • If reduction in dosage is possible, reduction should be gradual.
  • Do not take if you are allergic to Betamethasone or any any other component of this medicine.
  • Should not take these medicine unless prescribed by a qualified doctor.
  • This medicine is not suitable for infants.
  • Should not use this medicine for prolonged time.
  • Keep the medicine in room temperature and avoid contact with direct sunlight.
  • Prolonged use can alter the motility of sperm and affect fertility in men.
  • Do not take this medicine if you have peptic ulcers, cirrhosis, renal insufficiency and tuberculosis.
  • Not advised if you have hypertension and osteoporosis.
  • It can suppress the antibody response and effect functionality of immune system.
  • Always take the medicine in proper prescribed dosage by a qualified doctor.

Consult your doctor immediately if you develop any other medical conditions while using this medicine.

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

No, petogen injection is not safe to use when you are pregnant. Please consult with your gynecologist if a need arises to use this medicine.

This medicine is classified by FDA as pregnancy category ‘X’ Risk not ruled out: Contraindicated in pregnancy Studies in animals or humans, or investigational or post-marketing reports, have shown positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks that clearly outweigh any possible benefit to the patient.

Please do not self-medicate with this medicine.

Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
Yes , this medicine is considered safe to take if you are breastfeeding or planning to start breast feeding this can be used in all stages of lactation as much does not much affect the milk.Always consult a healthcare expert before using petogen injection if you are nursing a baby.Only take on the advice of doctor.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

No this not meant for children or infants.consult doctor to understand more about this medicine.

Is Petogen Injection available as an over the counter (OTC) product ?

No, petogen injection is not available as an over the counter product. It is prescription medicine and it has to be prescribed by a qualified doctor.



Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to become pregnant after taking Petogen?
No birth control is 100% effective, so I would say yes, you could still become pregnant.

What is medroxyprogesterone a hormone/ bioidentical hormone/ a steroid?
Medroxyprogesterone is a steroid, synthetic, a non-bio-identical hormone

Will medroxyprogesterone cause ovulation?
Medroxyprogesterone will not cause ovulation

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