About Susten: Susten Gel (Progesterone) is a topical ointment used in treating infertile wombs in women. The cream takes the role of the natural bodily hormones and regulates ovulation while stimulating the release of ova from the ovaries to allow for fertilization. This cream may be used for in vitro fertilization (IVF) which involves infertility that is brought by dysfunctional fallopian tubes or uterus. Susten Gel takes up the role of natural progesterone and carries out all the functions of the hormone in its absence.
How to use Susten
Susten Gel is applied once daily or depending on the physician’s instructions. Before administering the cream, the user should grip the applicator by the thick end and shake gently to ensure the contents are at the thin end. To start applying, twist off the tab and insert the thin end of the applicator into the vagina while you are in a sitting position or lying on your back with the knees bent. Press the thick end of the applicator firmly to deposit the gel. Remove the applicator and discard it into a waste container. Patients should consult a doctor to get information regarding the length of treatment and the correct dosage as it will depend on the patient’s current condition.
A physician’s prescription is important in guiding the user on how to use the medication. Patients should avoid adjusting the medication to alter the effects of the drug as this may lead to misuse or over the use of the medication. If the patient wishes to stop using the cream, they should contact a doctor to advise on the best way to cease the prescription or advise on alternate treatment. If the patient misses a dose, they should take it as soon as remembering to avoid disrupting the prescription.
Susten Side Effects
Using Susten Gel (Progesterone) may cause some possible side effects. Although these side effects are rare and not necessarily severe, patients are advised to contact a doctor if they experience any discomfort. Side effects include; cramps, diarrhoea, stomach pains, headaches, bloating, nausea, vaginal spotting, swelling of the breasts, weight changes, irregular periods.
Patients should report allergic reactions to the doctor immediately to instruct on the best course of action to take. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include swelling, reddening, rashes, and hives. Breast-feeding and pregnant women should consult a doctor first before using Susten Gel as it may affect their current condition. Patients on other medication, supplements or over-the-counter drugs are advised to see a doctor first before taking Susten Gel (Progesterone) to determine whether there is any drug interaction that might occur.