The medication used for this purpose is the form of progesterone hormone. The purpose of use of progesterone is to ensure that transferred embryos will actually attach to the endometrium.
Progesterone prepares the endometrium for implantation and reduces uterine contraction. The oral, vaginal or intramuscular injection forms are available. We use the vaginal gel form at our center as it is easy to apply and more effective.
Depending on the use of progesterone, sensitivity of breasts, headache, nausea, liquid retention, fatigue, change in mood, and depression may occur. Intramuscular injection may result in serious pain and bleeding in the involved area while vaginal form may lead to a vaginal itching and irritation.