Peanut Oil in Progesterone (Prometrium)

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 12:01pm
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I am a 47 year old woman who has been allergic to peanuts all my life with many close calls. The one place I never thought of worrying about was medication until yesterday when a person at work just happened to mention a medication that her doctor asked if she was allergic to peanuts when prescribing, which she thought was odd.

Today, when I was at the doctor I asked him if he knew why this doctor would have asked this as he was prescribing progesterone, and he said basically the same as the following excerpt:

"Do not take Prometrium brand of progesterone if you are allergic or sensitive to peanuts. Prometrium capsules contain peanut oil and should never be used by people allergic to peanuts."

I will post this on the board for adults with allergies but wanted to post here also in case there were others who were not aware of this.

Posted on: Thu, 08/24/2006 - 1:18am
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During my first trimester, my progesterone levels dropped and my OB/GYN called in a script for pills. Much to my surprise there was a huge warning on the form that came with the pills to not take if you are PA. This was the first time I have ever encountered a problem with perscriptions and PA.

Posted on: Thu, 08/24/2006 - 6:48am
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During my IVF cycle that produced my twin boys - one of which is now PA - I injected progesterone into my back side every day for at least a week. The projesterone was in a solution of peanut oil.
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Sherlyn
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Posted on: Fri, 10/13/2006 - 2:16am
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I have read other studies on this. The only child I had prometrium with is my PA son! Makes you wonder!

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2006 - 5:49pm
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Jeez, peanut oil in female hormones....one of the last places you would think to look for it....
Well, I never took that particular brand of hormone and I was off of birth control pills for 3 years when I had my first daughter. But I did eat peanut butter when I was pregnant with her, and while I nursed her, too.
By the time I found out about her PA (which makes her vomit), she was 3.5 years old and her sister was an infant (and I ate peanut butter when I was pregnant with her, too -- but she was totally bottle fed).
I often wonder if my eating peanut butter during the pregnancies "did this" to them. Nobody in my family is allergic to peanuts, but my husband may have been as a child (he has a strong aversion to them). So I think this sorta comes from his genes, if that is possible.
If I'd have had any idea about this, I wouldn't have eaten peanut butter during my pregnancies. But who knew?
I suppose that if you have any sort of food allergy, you must always mention it to a doctor for any new Rx. Because as your post points out, you just never know where it is going to show up -- sometimes in really unlikely places....
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Two daughters, ages 10 and 13 who are allergic to peanuts, soy, all legumes, most tree nuts, and a few antibiotics.

Posted on: Wed, 12/06/2006 - 2:03pm
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Very interesting that I should come across this today...just yesterday I was having a talk with a friend of mine who's daughter had an intolerance for the peanut by itself when she was growing up..she could eat anything that contained the nut, just not the nut by itself. Anyway, when she was pregnant with her daughter her allergy actually increased to the point that one day while eating pancakes with peanut butter on them she lapsed into a temporary coma. When she awoke to find the dog licking up the remains of the pancakes from her plate (which was now lying on the floor)and a glance at the clock showed that she had no idea where the last 4 hours of time had gone...she gave up peanut products altogether. Definately scary stuff!!
Quote:Originally posted by SFMom:
[b]Jeez, peanut oil in female hormones....one of the last places you would think to look for it....
Well, I never took that particular brand of hormone and I was off of birth control pills for 3 years when I had my first daughter. But I did eat peanut butter when I was pregnant with her, and while I nursed her, too.
By the time I found out about her PA (which makes her vomit), she was 3.5 years old and her sister was an infant (and I ate peanut butter when I was pregnant with her, too -- but she was totally bottle fed).
I often wonder if my eating peanut butter during the pregnancies "did this" to them. Nobody in my family is allergic to peanuts, but my husband may have been as a child (he has a strong aversion to them). So I think this sorta comes from his genes, if that is possible.
If I'd have had any idea about this, I wouldn't have eaten peanut butter during my pregnancies. But who knew?
I suppose that if you have any sort of food allergy, you must always mention it to a doctor for any new Rx. Because as your post points out, you just never know where it is going to show up -- sometimes in really unlikely places....
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Posted on: Thu, 12/07/2006 - 1:13am
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I took this while pg with pa son as well.

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 12:09pm
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Quote:"Do not take Prometrium brand of progesterone if you are allergic or sensitive to peanuts. Prometrium capsules contain peanut oil and should never be used by people allergic to peanuts."
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Thanks for alert but
What is this med prescribed for?

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 12:28pm
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In response to you question Precious1971, I've posted the addtional information below. You'll see why I posted it on the "Adult" board also.
"Progesterone is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation.
Progesterone is used to prevent overgrowth of the endometrium of postmenopausal women who have not had a hysterectomy and are receiving estrogen replacement therapy. Progesterone is also used to treat the absence of menstruation due to progesterone deficiency.
Progesterone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide."

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 4:50pm
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[This message has been edited by NicoleinNH (edited June 09, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 11:19pm
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I just used it during infertility treatment. It had a huge label on the bottle warning not to use if allergic to peanuts and the printout also had a bold lettered warning.

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