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Medroxyprogesterone Drug Information

Medroxyprogesterone (Provera®, Depo-Provera®, depo-subQ Provera 104®) is a medication used for a variety of reasons. For example, it can be prescribed to prevent pregnancy, treat irregular vaginal bleeding and amenorrhea (lack of a menstrual period), and relieve symptoms of advanced endometrial and kidney cancer.
 
It comes in the form of a tablet and two types of injections. The form and strength your healthcare provider recommends will depend on the reason for using it, among other factors.
 
Common side effects of this medication include irregular menstrual periods, breast tenderness, and headache. Before using this drug, it is important to review information on the potential risks of medroxyprogesterone. For example, you may not be able to safely use this product if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, unexplained vaginal bleeding, or breast cancer, or if you are taking certain medicines.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Medroxyprogesterone. This article offers details on dosing guidelines, what to expect while using it, and other side effects that may occur.)
 

Medroxyprogesterone Drug Information

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