Provera is a progestin hormone, which contains medroxyprogesterone acetate as main ingredient. It works by replacing progesterone when there isn’t enough of it in the body. It is administered orally once daily for a certain number of days per cycle. 5 mg is an average dosage for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding associated with hormonal imbalance and secondary amenorrhea as well as of endometrial hyperplasia in women of postmenopausal age.
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Provera is a hormonal drug with Medroxyprogesterone acetate as active ingredient. It is a form of progestin hormone prescribed to treat secondary amenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding and to relieve postmenopausal symptoms and prevent endometrial hyperplasia in women with uterus preserved. At high doses the drug prevents pregnancy. 10mg is administered once daily from 5 to 14 days as appropriate.
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What is Provera?
Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate as an active ingredient) is a type of female hormone (progestin). This medicine works just like the natural progesterone that is produced by the human body, and its purpose is to replace the hormone when a body isn't capable to produce it by itself.
What are the indications for using Provera?
Provera helps to treat problems regarding menstrual period, such as unusual vaginal bleeding and even lack of the menstrual period. This medicine is used to prevent uterine cancer in those women who have to take estrogen.
What is a dosage of Provera?
There are several different ways how Provera should be taken according to various conditions.
As a rule, 104 mg are taken subcutaneously 1 time per 3 months. A patient should get the very first dose during the first 5 days of a standard menstrual period, within 5 days of the postnatal period if a woman isn't breast feeding, or 6 weeks postpartum in case breast feeding is an option.
2) Endometrial hyperplasia
5-10 mg orally one time per day to help one's body to get through estrogen replacement therapy without causing too much damage. It should begin on the 1st or 16th day of each period and continue monthly for 12-14 following days.
150 mg of Provera intramuscularly or 104 mg subcutaneously every three months. The conditions of taking this drug for contraception are the same as for preventing endometrial hyperplasia.
4) Abnormal uterine bleeding
5-10 mg orally one time per day, starting on the 16th day of the period and continuing for 10 days or starting on the 21th day of the period and continuing for 5 days. The condition of a patient gets better during 3-7 days after the treatment is over.
5-10 mg orally one time per day starting whenever possible and continuing for 5-10 days. A patient gets better within 3-7 days after finishing the treatment.
What are the contraindications for using Provera?
Provera is not safe to use for people who: are allergic to any ingredient in this drug, are pregnant, have unusual vaginal bleeding, have blood clots or had them before, have or had hormone-based cancer, have any kind of liver issues, had a heart attack or a stroke at some point in time during the past year.
What are the adverse effects of Provera?
Serious adverse effects include blood clotting, allergic reaction to the drug, abnormal vaginal bleeding, mental health getting worse, violent mood swings, problems with urination, swelling of hands and feet, yellowing skin and eyes, melasma, breast lumps, extreme weakness and tiredness.
If any of these occur – immediately visit a doctor or call an ambulance.