Progesterone Capsules and Progesterone Vaginal Suppositories (PVS)

Progesterone capsules or suppositories might be the answer to your hormone needs.

Progesterone capsules or suppositories are commonly prescribed as hormone replacement therapy for women who have entered or are experiencing menopause.

Progesterone has also been prescribed by providers to support pregnancy. Progesterone is a female hormone important for ovulation and menstruation. Progesterone makes the lining of the uterus easier for a fertilized egg to attach. Progesterone is typically taken by women on fertilization treatments as these tend to reduce progesterone. 

To address deficiencies, Progesterone can be compounded in different forms depending on patients’ individual circumstances.

What are Progesterone Capsules and Vaginal Suppositories?

Progesterone medication is commonly taken by women orally, or inserted vaginally as a suppository. A prescription is required. 


Progesterone Vaginal Suppositories (PVS) are vaginal suppositories which contain the natural hormone progesterone. They are made special by the pharmacist to contain an exact amount of progesterone as prescribed by your doctor. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Doctors may recommend that progesterone be taken before sleeping since it has a sedative effect and may help with sleep.

PVS is one of the safest options available as they contain only natural progesterone. An occasional woman will complain of irritation or unpleasant discharge with PVS, but the great majority of women have no problems at all. There are no known serious side effects from PVS and there is no known risk to the baby during pregnancy. PVS have been widely used for many years and are considered very safe.

If there is cause for concern, or you want a clear picture assessing your overall health, your practitioner can prescribe a hormone profile saliva test, where different kits test different hormone levels.

Step-by-Step Guide for At-Home Saliva Testing »

Please contact Eastern States Compounding Pharmacy and our experts will be happy to guide you through the journey to optimal health. We work with providers and their patients to educate and provide customized options for hormonal imbalances and health conditions. 

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Progesterone Requires a Prescription from your Doctor. 

Cautionary Information

Do not use this medication if you have any allergies to it. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist of any current or past medication and conditions to ensure your safety with this medication.

Find the right solution for you.

Eastern States Compounding works closely with you, whether you’re a patient looking for more effective medication, or a provider looking for the best solutions for your patients.

Related Readings

Progesterone replacement may help you sleep better at night. (2018, May). Retrieved February 7, 2022, from Leigh Ann Scott MD, Las Colinas, Irving TX website: 

Progesterone Micronized Vaginal: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing – WebMD. (2022). Retrieved February 7, 2022, from website:

Progestin (Oral Route, Parenteral Route, Vaginal Route) Proper Use – Mayo Clinic. (2021). Retrieved February 7, 2022, from website:

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