MICHELLE contains Progesterone which belongs to the group of medicines called progestins. It is used for the treatment of infertility in females due to a deficiency of female sex hormone called progesterone during the menstrual cycle. During the luteal phase of menstrual cycle, the hormone progesterone produced may be either insufficient or absent to maintain the lining of uterus and support early pregnancy. MICHELLE provides progesterone and supports your new pregnancy by maintaining the lining of the uterus.
MICHELLE is for intra-vaginal use only. Once the gel is inserted into your vagina, progesterone would be slowly released into the bloodstream throughout the day. It can stay in the vagina for several days. During this time, a beige-brownish clumpy or cloudy white discharge can be seen. This discharge can cause pain, swelling or irritation in your vagina, but it is nothing to worry about.
The most common side effects of using this medicine are headache, tiredness, stomach pain or tender breasts. Contact your doctor if these symptom bothers you. Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have or ever had unexplained vaginal bleeding or previous miscarriage. Your doctor will suggest you a suitable alternative therapy. Consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, because MICHELLE is generally not used during pregnancy. However, if this medicine helps you to get pregnant, you may be asked to continue using it further, to support your new pregnancy.
USES OF MICHELLE;
Treats infertility in females due to a deficiency of progesterone
HOW MICHELLE WORKS:
Progesterone binds to and activates the progesterone receptor (PR) present in the stromal cells during the secretory phase of menstrual cycle and during pregnancy. It helps to establish and maintain pregnancy by maintaining the lining of uterus and by supporting the development of embryo during early pregnancy.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Apply this medicine as directed by your physician. It is for intra-vaginal use only. Use the pre-filled applicator, supplied in the pack to apply the medicine. Hold the applicator by the thick end and face the thin end down to the ground. Shake the applicator down to move all the gel inside to the thin end.
Remove the cap from thin end of the applicator. Lie down with your knees bent. Carefully insert the applicator into your vagina and press the air tank, to deliver the gel into your vagina. Discard the applicator after use. Continue to use this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.
SIDE EFFECTS OF MICHELLE:
• Allergic skin reactions
• Feeling tired
• Stomach or gut cramps
• Breast tenderness
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Try to rest and relax. You can eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meals. Keeping a heat pad on your stomach may also help. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.
WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS:
MICHELLE is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy. However, if this medicine helps you to get pregnant, you may be asked to continue using it further, to support your new pregnancy.
MICHELLE should be used with caution if you are breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machines, because this medicine may make you feel dizzy.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine, because it can increase the risk of side effects.
MICHELLE should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
MICHELLE should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to progesterone.
MICHELLE should be used with caution in patients with asthma or other respiratory disorders. Consult your doctor for advice.
MICHELLE should be used with caution in patients with heart problems. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not use this medicine, if you:
Have an unexplained vaginal bleeding, porphyria (an inherited blood disorder), cancer or at risk of cancer in breasts or genital organs
Had previous abortion and in patients who ever had a blood clot due to thrombophlebitis (swollen veins), thromboembolic disorder (a blocked blood vessel) or a stroke
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, including non-prescription and prescription medicines and herbal supplements.
Drug : Progesterone
Pharmacological Category : Progestins
Therapeutic Indication : Infertility in females
Dosage Forms : Tablet, Capsule, Gel, Ointment, Injection, Pessary, Spray
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT MICHELLE:
Q: Can MICHELLE delay your periods?
A: Yes. Due to its tendency to sustain pregnancy by maintaining the uterine lining, this medicine may cause a delay in the onset of periods in non-pregnant women.
Q: Can MICHELLE cause yeast infection?
A: Currently, there are not enough evidence about this medicine on the incidence of yeast infection. However, presence of this medicine can cause irritation, pain or swelling in vagina which is nothing to worry out. If you experience any unusual symptoms after using this medicine, contact your doctor.
Q: Can MICHELLE cause bleeding?
A: No. This medicine does not cause any unnecessary vaginal bleeding. However, it should be taken with caution in people who have unexplained vaginal bleeding.