Provera contains medroxyprogesterone which is a female hormone that helps regulate menstrual periods and ovulation. Provera is used to treat absent or irregular menstrual periods or abnormal uterine bleeding. Medroxyprogesterone is similar to the progesterone which is naturally made by your body and is prescribed when your body does not make enough of it naturally.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Provera include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of medroxyprogesterone:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Provera?
If you miss a dose of Provera, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the generic alternative to Provera?
Generic Provera is known as medroxyprogesterone and is available in the same 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg strengths. Only brand name Provera is available in 100mg.