Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate)
What is Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) used for?
Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) is an oral contraceptive prescribed to prevent pregnancy in women. The medication is a hormonal treatment that operates by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary during ovulation. It also changes the uterine lining to prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg if fertilization should occur. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate)?
Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered each day beginning on the first day of menstruation and continuing according to the calendar or indications on the packaging. Your individual instructions will be based on your age, weight, and current health condition. These should be swallowed with a large cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal may be recommended before use if you experience nausea. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate)?
Some patients using Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are fever, flu symptoms, faintness, unusual swelling of the extremities, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, pain in the legs, choking sensations, coughing up blood, vaginal bleeding in post-menopausal women, depression, or jaundice. Contact your doctor immediately if you encounter any worrying symptoms to ensure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from appearing.
Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) should not be used by men or by women who are pregnant, attempting to conceive, lactose intolerant, or who have known or suspected breast cancer, clotting disorders, porphyrias, unexplained vaginal bleeding, or liver disease. Also inform your doctor if you have women with gallstones, diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, migraines, heart failure, hypertension, risk of blood clots, a history of depression, jaundice, reduced liver or kidney function, or gene mutations associated with breast cancer. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.