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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
Proveradanazol

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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
Hormone replacement
Progestin
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
Proveradanazol
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
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
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • History of depression
  • History of liver problems
  • Women of childbearing age
Detailed Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy category
Proveradanazol
XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

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.

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XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

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.

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Alcohol
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
  • Can cause headache, weight gain, breast tenderness, or changes in mood.
No specific 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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