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.
What is Provera?
Provera is a progestin (a form of progesterone), which is a female hormone that shall help in regulating ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and menstrual periods.
What is Provera used for?
Provera is used to treat conditions like absent or irregular menstrual periods, or abnormal uterine bleeding. This medicine is also used for decreasing the risk of endometrial hyperplasia (a condition that might lead to uterine cancer) while consuming estrogens.
What other condition will Provera treat?
The medicine is also used to prevent overgrowth in the lining of the uterus in postmenopausal women that are receiving estrogen hormone replacement therapy.
How to consume Provera?
Provera is usually given for only a few days in a row each month. One might need to start taking the medication on a certain day of the menstrual cycle, depending on why one might be consuming this medicine. Follow doctor’s instructions.
What should be avoided while taking Provera?
Avoid smoking while you are taking Provera. Smoking greatly increases your risk of blood clots. Avoid smoking while you are taking Provera. Smoking greatly increases your risk of blood clots.
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