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Provera is a prescription drug that contains a manufactured version of a progestin hormone. It is specifically approved for use in helping to restore normal menstrual cycles in women who have irregular periods or those who have not had a period for several months. It can also help prevent uterine cancer in postmenopausal women. Possible side effects may include headaches and breast tenderness.
What Is Provera?Provera® (medroxyprogesterone acetate) is a prescription medication that contains medroxyprogesterone, a progestin hormone. It is approved for the following uses:
- Treating menstrual periods that have stopped for several months
- Treating abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Preventing an overgrowth of the lining of the uterus in postmenopausal women who are taking estrogen.