Compare Provera vs. Danazol

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Provera
(medroxyprogesterone)

Danocrine
(danazol)

Regulates your menstrual cycle and supplements estrogen treatments for menopause. Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) works well to regulate your menstrual cycle and stop irregular bleeding. It also protects the uterus from estrogen's harmful effects.Coming soon.
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Side effects
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How it works
ProveraDanazol
Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) contains medroxyprogesterone, a progesterone hormone that works to balance hormone changes in the body. In premenopausal women, it prevents thickening of the uterus lining and regulates your menstrual cycle. It's also added to hormone therapy to protect the uterus from the harmful effects of estrogen.Coming soon.
Type of medication
ProveraDanazol
Prescription only
Available as
ProveraDanazol
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
ProveraDanazol
  • Amenorrhea
  • Endometriosis Fibrocystic Breast Changes Hereditary Angioedema
Risk factors for serious side effects
ProveraDanazol
  • Personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Family history of ovarian cancer
  • Personal or family history of blood clots
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
Detailed Provera (medroxyprogesterone) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Weight
    ProveraDanazol
    • Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) contains progestin. It could cause a higher risk of ovarian cancer, especially if you have a family history of it. Your doctor can help you weigh the risks versus the benefits of this medication.
    • Can cause headache, weight gain, breast tenderness, or changes in mood.
    No weight related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    ProveraDanazol
    • Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) can be used to treat multiple hormone problems in women.
    • After menopause, taking estrogen raises your risk of uterine cancer. However, taking progesterone, like in Provera (Medroxyprogesterone), along with estrogen gives you the positive effects of estrogen, but also prevents it from damaging your uterus.
    • Women taking an estrogen/progestin combination medications have a lower risk of uterine cancer.
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    Downsides and risks
    ProveraDanazol
    • You can't take Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) if you've had a hysterectomy (your uterus removed). You also can't take it if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, have unusual vaginal bleeding, or have a history of blood clots, certain kinds of cancer, stroke, heart attack, liver problems, or bleeding problems.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    ProveraDanazol
    • The dose of Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) will be different depending on what you’re using it for, so take it exactly the way your doctor tells you.
    • Talk to your doctor every few months about using the lowest possible dose of Provera (Medroxyprogesterone). Since there can be a lot of long-term side effects, take it only as long as you need it.
    • Can cause headache, weight gain, breast tenderness, or changes in mood.
    • If you're taking Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) to regulate your period, you'll get withdrawal bleeding 3 to 7 days after stopping Provera (Medroxyprogesterone).
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