Provera and Ovulation
Available by prescription only, Provera® (medroxyprogesterone acetate) is a medicine approved to treat irregular vaginal bleeding and restore menstruation in premenopausal women who have not been having regular periods. It is also used to help prevent cancer of the uterus in postmenopausal women who are using estrogen hormone therapy.
Provera contains medroxyprogesterone, a synthetic progestin hormone. Unlike injectable forms of medroxyprogesterone that are approved to prevent pregnancy, Provera does not prevent ovulation (release of an egg from the ovary) when used at recommended doses.