Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate)
What is Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) used for?
Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) is an oral medication prescribed to women with abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular menstrual bleeding, or mild to moderate endometriosis. It contains a form of progesterone that operates by balancing hormone levels in the body to regulate ovulation and menstrual bleeding. Your physician may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate)?
Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the best results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered each day for the prescribed number of days each month, but your individual dosage and frequency of administration will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested if you get an upset stomach. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate)?
The use of Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, fever, flu symptoms, unusual swelling of the extremities, trouble breathing, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, numbness or weakness, jaundice, or lump in the breast. Inform your physician about any symptoms that are worrying to you to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from appearing.
Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) should not be used to treat patients who are men or females who are pregnant, who have arterial disease, breast cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding, porphyrias, liver disease, or reduced kidney function. It is also suggested to inform your physician if you have depression, heart failure, migraines, asthma, epilepsy, a history of blood clots, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.