Provera Pill

A healthcare provider may recommend Provera® (medroxyprogesterone acetate) to treat certain problems with menstruation, including irregular periods or an absence of periods. This medicine is also approved for preventing an overgrowth of the uterine lining, which may lead to uterine cancer. Several strengths of this prescription medication are available.
Available in tablet (pill) form, Provera comes in three strengths (2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg). The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will depend on several factors, such as the reason you are using the medication and how you respond to it.
(For a closer look at these pills, click Provera. This article explains how this medication works and describes potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and things to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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