Provera 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Provera Tablet
Provera 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, heavy menstrual bleeding and endometriosis.
Provera Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Stomach cramp
  • Fluid retention
  • Headache
  • Vaginal infection
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Breast pain
  • Hair loss
How to use Provera Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Provera 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Provera Tablet works
Provera 10 mg Tablet is a progestin (female hormone). It works by replacing the natural progesterone hormone that the body is unable to make. This treats painful, irregular or absent menstrual periods. It also prevents an overgrowth of the lining of the uterus in menopausal women taking oestrogen (another female hormone).
Provera Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Provera 10 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Provera 10 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Nonhormonal contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
Driving
Provera 10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Provera 10 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Provera 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Swallow each tablet whole. Take your tablets at the same time each day. Treatment may be required for 8 to 10 weeks before any effect can be found.
  • Do not take medroxyprogesterone If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to medroxyprogesterone or other similar hormone  medicines or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Avoid smoking while you are taking this medicine. Smoking greatly increases your risk of blood clots.
  • This medicine can pass into body fluids (including urine, feces, vomit, semen, vaginal fluid). Patients and caregivers should wear rubber gloves while cleaning up body fluids, handling contaminated trash or laundry or changing diapers. Wash hands before and after removing gloves. Wash soiled clothing and linens separately from other laundry.
  • Body fluids should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant. Use condoms during sexual activity to avoid exposure to body fluids.
  • Avoid becoming pregnant while being treated with medroxyprogesterone.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Provera

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I have 2 month baby and i will take depoprovera injection it is safe to us for my babuly or not
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Sexologist
Hello Simi. Welcome to 1mg. Depo provera is perfect for lactating women. But first six month if you are on complete exclusive breast feeding then there is no need of any contraception.
How i care on my wife in her period time because he face alot of pain in period time tell me doctor
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Hi PATIENT rest and hot water water help in painful periods. However if its really problematic, please get her examined by a gynaecologist. Sometimes problems such as endometriosis etc all cause such painful periods.
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FAQs

Q. Is Provera a hormone or a bioidentical hormone or a steroid?
Provera is a medicine which contains a synthetic, steroid hormone similar to but not same as progesterone, so, it is a non-bio-identical hormone.
Q. Can I take Provera with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Provera can be taken with paracetamol (acetaminophen). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Provera cause ovulation or stops ovulation?
Provera prevents follicular maturation and stops ovulation.
Q. Does Provera expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Provera has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Q. Is Provera a birth control pill?
Yes, Provera can be used as a contraceptive, a birth control pill. However, it should be used only when advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Provera safe?
Provera is safe if used in doses as prescribed by your gynecologist or physician for a prescribed duration.
Q. Does Provera make you bleed?
Provera can cause prolonged bleeding when used immediately after delivery or termination of pregnancy. Please consult your physician if you are experiencing prolonged bleeding while taking Provera.
Q. Does Provera make you sleepy?
Provera does not make you sleepy, rather it causes insomnia (inability to sleep), which is an uncommon side effect with its use. In case you feel sleepy while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor.
Q. Can the use of Provera cause weight gain?
Yes, weight gain is a very common side effect of Provera. Please consult your physician if you are experiencing weight gain while taking Provera.
Q. Can the use of Provera cause acne?
Yes, acne is a common side effect seen with the use of Provera. Please consult your gynecologist or physician if you have acne while taking Provera.
Q. Does the use of Provera cause constipation?
No, constipation has not been reported as a side effect with Provera. Please discuss with your physician if you experience constipation while taking Provera.
Q. Can I take Provera with birth control pills?
Provera itself is a birth control pill. Please consult your gynecologist or physician before taking it with other birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Provera with ibuprofen?
Provera can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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