Cycrin is generically known as medoxyprogesterone acetate. It is a type of progestin - a female hormone. This medicine is similar to the progesterone produced by our body.

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This medication is used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding and abnormal menstrual periods (amenorrhea) in premenopausal women. It is also used as a part of combination HRT (Hormone replacement therapy) with estrogens to decrease the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and reduce the risk of uterine cancer. This medicine should not be used to test pregnancy in women.


How To Use

Take this drug orally as instructed by your doctor. Follow the dosage routine carefully. The dose is predicated on the basis of your response to treatment and medical condition. Take this medicine usually one every day for 5-10 days during the second half of the menstrual cycle to treat amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding. Withdrawal bleeding generally takes place within 3-7 days after the discontinuation of this medicine.

Side Effects

Bloating, nausea, breast tenderness, changes in vaginal secretion, headache, blurred vision, mood swings, drowsiness, weight gain, dizziness or weight loss may occur. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the subsequent side effects: mental changes, mood swings, memory loss, depression, abnormal vaginal bleeding, breakthrough bleeding, vaginal spotting, swollen feet/hands, frequent urination, painful urination, dark patches on skin, breast lumps, melasma, yellowing of eyes or skin, abnormal tiredness. This medicine may sometimes cause fatal problems such as blood clots, chest pain, blood in cough, trouble breathing, jaw pain, one-sided weakness, left arm pain, slurred speech, vision disturbances, sudden fainting, severe dizziness, sudden headache, pain in legs, swollen legs/arms, calf pain, swelling in calf, numbness, loss of vision. A very serious hypersensitive reaction to this medicine is rare. However get immediate help if you observe any of the following allergic symptoms: itching, skin rashes, swollen tongue/face/throat/lips, trouble breathing and severe dizziness.


Before the intake of medoxyprogesterone, let your doctor know if you are hypersensitive to it. This medicine should not be used if you have some medical conditions. before the use of this drug, contact your doctor if you have: breast cancer, history of blood clots, history of brain hemorrhage, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, heart attack, kidney disease, lumps in the breast, obesity, high blood pressure, asthma, coronary heart disease, diabetes, congestive heart failure, seizures, headaches, migraine, high level of cholesterol or fats in blood, depression. This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy. Do not use machinery, drive or do any other activities until you are safe. Avoid alcoholic drinks. Avoid smoking during the use of cycrin. Smoking combined with this drug may increase the risk of blood clots, strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure. Tell your doctor if you are going to have a surgery or some other operations.

Cycrin And Pregnancy

This medicine should not be used during the gestation period as it may cause damage to an unborn baby, particularly in the initial 4 months of pregnancy. This medicine may be excreted into breast milk.

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Progestins are synthetic forms of the hormone progesterone, which is naturally produced by the ovaries during the second half of the menstrual cycle. Progesterone plays a crucial role in the regulation of the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.

Progestins are used in various medical contexts for their ability to mimic the effects of progesterone in the body. They are available in different forms, including pills, injections, implants, and intrauterine devices (IUDs).

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) refers to any atypical bleeding occurring from the uterus that differs from the normal menstrual cycle. It can manifest as heavier or lighter bleeding than usual, bleeding between periods, or bleeding after menopause.


Absence of menstruation. Primary amenorrhea refers to not having started menstruation by the age of 15, while secondary amenorrhea refers to the cessation of menstruation for at least three months in someone who previously had regular periods.