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Medroxyprogesterone (Provera®, Depo-Provera®, depo-subQ Provera 104®) is a medication approved for a number of uses. It also comes in a variety of forms and strengths, including tablets and two types of injections.
 
One form of this drug, medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection, is approved to manage pain from endometriosis, a condition in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows in other areas of the body.
 
(For more details on this endometriosis treatment, click What Is Medroxyprogesterone Used For?. Other topics explored in this article include the drug's other approved -- and unapproved -- uses, as well as who can use medroxyprogesterone.)
 
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