What is Lutinus?
Lutinus is a vaginal tablet containing 100mg of progesterone per tablet. It is indicated in infertile women who are undergoing assisted reproduction such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Lutinus helps to increase luteal support to improve the chances of pregnancy.
How is Lutinus used?
Lutinus should be taken three times each day. The tablet is administered vaginally. Treatment begins at the oocyte retrieval stage of IVF. Treatment continues for 30 days after confirmation of pregnancy.
Possible side effects you may experience when taking Lutinus include the following:
- abdominal pain and/or distention
- uterine spasm
- vulvovaginal disorders
- vaginal mycosis
- breast disorders
- genital pruritus
- peripheral odema
If these side effects persist or become troublesome to you, you should contact your doctor.
If you have or have had cardiovascular, kidney or liver problems you may not be able to take progesterone vaginal tablets.
You will require close monitoring when taking Lutinus if you have a history of depression.
People with diabetes should take care, as progesterone can decrease insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance.
Lutinus is contraindicated in the cases listed below. If you suffer from any of these, Lutinus must not be taken.
- Hypersensitivity to the progesterone or to any of the excipients in the tablets
- Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
- Known missed abortion or ectopic pregnancy
- Severe hepatic dysfunction or disease
- Known or suspected breast or genital tract cancer
- Active arterial or venous thromboembolism or severe thrombophlebitis, or a history of these events