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What You Need to Know About Medroxyprogesterone

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, medroxyprogesterone can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
The specific side effects will depend on the medroxyprogesterone product used. Some of the more common adverse reactions to this medication may include:
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Spotting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headache
  • Weight gain.
(Click Medroxyprogesterone Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
In addition, tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Medroxyprogesterone Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
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