Iprozhin or Utrozhestan, the choice of drug

Iprozhin produced Italian pharmaceutical company « I of talfarmaco», while Utrozhestan produced in France, the Belgian company «Besins Healthcare». Both companies are global manufacturers that provide high-quality medicines for men’s and women’s health.

Another difference is the price of medicines, it is worth noting that the difference is not significant, but still it is. The price of Iprozhina in pharmacies in Moscow varies from 325 rubles for 30 capsules of 100 mg. The price of utrozhestan in the same region is from 407 rubles for 28 capsules of 100 mg. Most often, doctors prescribe a second drug, this does not mean that the first is inferior in quality. The fact is that Utrozhestan is a more popular hormone. In any case, it is necessary to use the remedy prescribed by the doctor in order to avoid any consequences.

With the introduction of Utrozhestan vaginally, patients complain of white curdled discharge from the genital tract without a pungent odor. This is absolutely normal, since the shell of the drug contains components such as vegetable oil and soya lecithin, which, when heated, dissolve and leak out. When using Iprozhin, such side effects were not found.

In what cases to take “Iprozhin” and “Utrozhestan”

The first drug is prescribed instead of the second, when a woman has an intolerance to the drug, similar cases were noticed with vaginal administration of Utrozhestan.

Also Utrozhestan is replaced by an analog in the treatment of such diseases:

  • Pathology before menopause or menstrual syndrome.
  • Cystic and fibrous mastopathy.
  • Endocrine infertility.
  • Deficiency or lack of progesterone hormone.
  • Endometriosis

Do not forget that the effect of both drugs is individual, the state of the body, the patient’s testimony, and also the results of the studies are of great importance.

In no case can you independently choose a drug, as well as change it to analogues, since this is hormonal therapy, and can lead to serious consequences for the body. Both drugs are dispensed by prescription, so the final decision should be made by a specialist who will take into account all the testimonies of a woman.

Gynecologists have to deal with problems such as diseases of the genital organs, impaired ovarian function, abnormal condition of the uterus. It is important to notice deviations in health in time and seek the right treatment, as the future of a woman depends on it. In most cases, for the treatment of various pathologies, medications are used, which are prescribed by a doctor, and are not purchased independently without consultation.


Iprozhin belongs to the group of progestogen drugs and is prescribed in gynecological practice to maintain normal levels of the hormone progesterone in women. The drug is available in capsules for oral and intravaginal use. With mastopathy, PMS, pre- or postmenopausal capsules are taken orally.


In the following indications, capsules are used vaginally. During pregnancy planning and support of the corpus luteum phase in IVF under the influence of the active substance – progesterone, the uterine mucosa passes from one stage to another, which contributes to the attachment of a fertilized egg. During pregnancy, with indications such as the threat of miscarriage or premature birth, Iprozhin reduces frequent contractions of the uterus.

People suffering from diabetes mellitus, any diseases of the cardiovascular system, migraines, bronchial asthma, epilepsy, should carefully use this drug. In the absence of the above indications, Iprozhin is used strictly after consulting the attending physician and in compliance with the prescribed dosage. During pregnancy, the drug is prescribed for up to 6 months, if necessary, continue treatment, doctors prescribe another drug.


Progesterone – the main component of the drug “Utrozhestan”, almost identical to the natural hormone of the corpus luteum. With the help of hormones progesterone and estradiol, the uterine mucosa passes from the proliferation phase to the secretory one.


The drug contributes to the normal formation of the endometrium, as well as the development of a fertilized egg. In the first and second trimesters reduces the contractility of the fallopian tubes, thereby preventing the termination of pregnancy.

General characteristics of the drugs “Iprozhin” and “Utrozhestan”

Medicines contain natural progesterone in the form of capsules, which are used orally and vaginally. Doctors prescribe one or the other drugs to patients by mouth for:

  • The threat of termination of pregnancy or premature birth due to shortening of the cervix.
  • Menstrual irregularities.
  • Lack of ovulation.
  • ICP.
  • Pre- and postmenopausal women.
  • Painful menopause.
  • The formation of cavities in the mammary glands.

Vaginal hormones are prescribed for:

  1. Impaired ovarian function.
  2. Preparations for IVF.
  3. Hormonal insufficiency.
  4. Disorders of the endocrine system.
  5. Endometriosis.
  6. Prevention of uterine fibroids.

The drugs “Iprozhin” and “Utrozhestan” are forbidden to take with the following indications:

  • Thrombosis.
  • Diseases of the cardiovascular system.
  • Vaginal bleeding of an unknown nature.
  • Incomplete abortion.
  • Malignant tumors.
  • Liver disease.
  • Diabetes.
  • Breast-feeding.
  • Persons under the age of 18.

When taking hormonal drugs, overdose cases have been recorded, therefore, they should be taken strictly as prescribed by the attending physician. If the following symptoms are found, you should immediately contact a specialist:

  1. Dysmenorrhea.
  2. Menstrual irregularities.
  3. Euphoric state.
  4. Mental disorders, depression or neurosis.
  5. Weakness and drowsiness.

If it is not possible to immediately visit a doctor, it is necessary to reduce the dose of the drug or stop taking before visiting a doctor.

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