About Utrogestan (micronised progesterone) 100mg Capsules

Utrogestan contains a female hormone called progesterone which is derived from plants and is identical in structure to the hormone produced in your body.

Utrogestan 100mg contains Soybean lecithin. As there is a possible relationship between allergy to soya and allergy to peanut, people with soya or peanut allergy should avoid using Utrogestan 100mg. For the avoidance of doubt, Utrogestan 100mg does not contain peanut products. Please also see the FAQ section for more information on allergies. Utrogestan 100mg is a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that is used alongside oestrogen-based HRT to help alleviate some of the symptoms of the menopause. It is used only in women who still have a womb (uterus). Utrogestan is not a contraceptive.

Each capsule of Utrogestan 100mg contains 100mg of micronised progesterone. 

Utrogestan 100mg comes in a pack of 30 capsules to be taken as advised by your doctor in combination with an oestrogen treatment in women who still have their womb.

Taking oestrogen alone can cause the lining of the womb (uterus) to build up and cause problems. Taking Utrogestan 100mg as well as oestrogen causes the lining of the womb to be shed, preventing issues caused by build-up of the womb lining. As a result, you may get some bleeding at the end of each treatment cycle, similar to a menstrual period.

What is Utrogestan 100mg used for? 

Utrogestan is indicated for adjunctive use with oestrogen in postmenopausal women with an intact uterus, as HRT. 


It is recommended that you have an appointment with your doctor to review your treatment after 3 months of using HRT, to check how well it is working and how your body is responding. After which, an annual appointment may be sufficient, unless you experience any problems with your treatment in which case you should consult your doctor straight away.

Reporting Side Effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.