refers to the synthetic version of progestogens, which is
progesterone intended for medical use. Progestin is used in the
treatment of several health conditions, such as menstrual problems,
breast cancer, uterine cancer, endometriosis, and AIDS-caused appetite
loss. It is also a key ingredient in birth control pills and is used
in hormone replacement therapy. Progestin is available only through prescription.
More About Progestin
The use of progestin is strictly
regulated. Complications of its use may be experienced by people with
certain conditions, such as cardiovascular problems, kidney
disorders, diabetes, depression, and more. It also causes side
effects, like bloating, menstrual cramps, nausea, and moodiness. Rare
side effects include sleeping and vision problems, breast tenderness,
headaches, and depression. A doctor’s prescription is a strict
requirement in the use of progestin.