Provera is a popular brand medication manufactured by leading pharmaceutical companies, Pharmacia and Upjohn Company LLC. This medicine is indicated to treat conditions such as absent or irregular menstrual periods, or abnormal uterine bleeding. It has an active ingredient Medroxyprogesterone Acetate. It is composed as a conventional tablet for oral administration in dosages of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg.
Manufacturer: Pharmacia and Upjohn Company LLC
Active Ingredient: This medication has active component Medroxyprogesterone Acetate which is a progestin female hormone that helps regulate ovulation i.e. the release of an egg from an ovary and menstrual periods. This active component is used in drugs to treat conditions like absent or irregular menstrual periods, or abnormal uterine bleeding. It reduces the risk of endometrial hyperplasia while consuming estrogens. It prevents overgrowth in the lining of the uterus in postmenopausal women.
Indications: This is an effective medication used to treat menstrual periods that have stopped. It is also used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding. Women with a uterus and not pregnant, who have irregular menstrual periods or completely stop cycle may experience a drop in their progesterone level. It also helps to reduce the chances of getting cancer of the uterus.
Provera contains a type of female hormone i.e. progestin, which is similar to the progesterone that the body naturally produces and is given to replace the hormone when the body is unable to produce enough of it. It can be used in women who are not pregnant and not going through menopause, to treat abnormal bleeding from the uterus and to restore the menstrual periods.
Action Mechanism: This medicine is a popular brand drug for the treatment of menstrual problems in women. For women who cannot take a combined estrogen-progestin contraceptive, Provera is an effective solution for them. It works by preventing the overgrowth of tissue in the uterine lining.
Dosages: It is offered in dosages as mentioned below:
- 2.5 mg: This medication must be taken as prescribed by the doctor
- 5 mg: It must be administered as exactly mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
- 10 mg: Consume this drug as advised by the doctor, do not go against it
Note: This drug should not be taken to prevent heart disease, stroke, or dementia. It may actually increase the risk of developing these conditions.