The generic name of Provera is medroxyprogesterone. This medication contains progestin hormone. This drug shows its action by changing the structure of the uterine lining.

Provera pills


Provera is used to treat some menstrual disorders such as lack of periods, abnormal bleeding etc. It decreases the chances of uterine cancer in some women who use estrogen. It may also be used for some other medical conditions as directed by your doctor.

How To Use

This medicine must be taken orally as directed by your physician or doctor. The dosing schedule must be followed carefully. The dosage is predicated on the basis of your response to treatment and medical condition. Take this drug at the similar time each day, with dosage not apart more than 24 hours. Avoid any missed doses.

Side Effects

The most common aftereffects of this medication are as follows:

  • Breast pain
  • Acne
  • Tenderness in breast
  • Variation in menstrual flow
  • Missed menstrual periods
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fluid retention
  • Drowsiness
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nervousness
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Severe allergies
  • Skin rashes
  • Hives
  • Difficult breathing
  • Itching
  • Bulging eyes
  • Immediate loss of coordination
  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Depression
  • Fever
  • Calf pain
  • Redness
  • Breast lumps
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Confusion
  • Severe nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Vision loss
  • Jaundice
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Stroke
  • Vision disturbances
  • Yellowing of eyes or skin.


Provera is contraindicated if:

  • You have undiagnosed unusual vaginal bleeding
  • You are hypersensitive to any component in Provera
  • You are pregnant or may become pregnant
  • You have blood clots in legs or lungs
  • You have breast cancer
  • You have a family history of liver diseases or other liver problems
  • You have had a stroke or heart attack within the last 1 year.

Before the intake of this medicine let your doctor or chemist know about all the medical conditions you have, especially if any of the subsequent conditions apply to you:

  • If you are using any non-prescribed drugs, dietary preparations, prescription medicines or herbal supplements.
  • If you have undergone a miscarriage.
  • If you are hypersensitive to foods, medicines or other products.
  • If you had a history of blood disorder- porphyria, mood swings, mental problems, asthma, eye problems, diabetes, gallbladder diseases, hypertension, pancreatic problems, stroke, brain haemorrhage, kidney disorder, low calcium levels in blood, lupus, thyroid problems, seizures, migraines, high cholesterol levels, fluid retention or edema and heart disorders.
  • If you had jaundice during gestation period.
  • If you have had breast lumps or unusual mammogram, ovarian cancer or endometriosis.
  • If you have undergone hysterectomy.
  • If you have had a personal history of blood clots.

Pregnancy And Provera

Avoid the use of Provera during pregnancy. Provera can be excreted into the human milk. Do not breast-feed while taking this drug.


Medroxyprogesterone is a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, a female hormone important for regulating ovulation and menstruation.

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