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Medroxyprogesterone is a prescription drug used for a number of different reasons, such as the treatment of irregular vaginal bleeding and the prevention of pregnancy. It comes in the form of a tablet and two types of injections. The drug works by replacing a certain hormone within the body. Breast tenderness, headache, and weight gain are some of the commonly reported side effects.
- A tablet (Provera®)
- An intramuscular injection (Depo-Provera®)
- A subcutaneous injection (depo-subQ Provera 104®).