How Many Days After Provera Will My Period Start?

Provera® (medroxyprogesterone acetate) is a prescription medicine that contains a synthetic progestin hormone, which can help restore regular menstrual periods in some women. But how many days after Provera will your period start?
When using Provera for amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods) or abnormal vaginal bleeding, the medication is taken for 5 to 10 days. Menstrual-like vaginal bleeding usually occurs three to seven days after treatment ends.
(For more information on this topic, click Provera Dosage. This Web selection takes an in-depth look at dosing guidelines when using Provera for various conditions. This article also outlines some helpful tips on safely and effectively using this drug.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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