Provera and Excessive Bleeding

Some of the potentially serious problems that can occur while taking Provera® (medroxyprogesterone acetate) include excessive bleeding, bleeding between periods, or bleeding after menopause. These could be signs of cancer of the uterus.
To reduce your risk of complications, your healthcare provider may periodically monitor you to determine whether you should continue with Provera treatment. Before using this medicine, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history, including any possible medical conditions you may have and a list of all medications you are taking, including vitamins, nonprescription medicines, and herbal supplements.
(For more information on this topic, click Provera Warnings and Precautions. This article offers more details on what to do if you experience excessive bleeding while taking Provera. This resource also lists other important safety concerns to be aware of before taking the drug.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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