Provera Medicine

Women who have irregular menstrual periods or no periods at all may benefit from Provera® (medroxyprogesterone acetate). This medicine is also approved for use in combination with estrogen in postmenopausal women to prevent an overgrowth of the uterine lining.
Available by prescription only, Provera comes in tablet form and is available in several strengths. Some of the factors that may affect your dosage include the reason you are taking this medicine and how you respond to the drug.
Possible side effects of Provera include spotting, headaches, and breast tenderness. In most cases, reactions tend to be minor and easy to treat.
(For more details on this medicine, click Provera. This eMedTV Web article offers a complete overview of this drug, including how it works, what it is used for, and why it may not be the best choice for some people.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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