Generic Name: Medroxyprogesterone acetate
Product Name: Provera
- Indication of Provera
- Action of Provera
- Schedule of Provera
- Common side effects of Provera
- Uncommon side effects of Provera
Indication of Provera:Medroxyprogesterone acetate is a drug which is used in the treatment of some cancers. It is a man-made drug which is similar to the female hormone progesterone.
Action of Provera:Medroxyprogesterone acetate is a hormonal agent that supports pregnancy. It transforms the endometrium (lining of the uterus) into the kind that supports pregnancy, it maintains pregnancy, delays labour/birth and suppresses ovulation. At high doses Provera can be used to treat certain cancers, where it has corticoid-like activity
Schedule of Provera:S4
Common side effects of Provera:- Menstrual irregularities.- Prolonged bleeding.- Spotting.- Cessation of periods.- Depression.- Weight gain.- Moderate increase in blood pressure.- Decreased glucose tolerance.Increased appetite:The most commonly reported side effect is an increase in appetite, causing some people to put on weight. Nausea and indigestion:Occasionally nausea is are present for the first few weeks of taking medroxyprogesterone acetate, but often the nauseathen disappears. It can usually be relieved by taking the tablets with food and milk.Fluid retention:Some people have experienced mild ankle swelling caused by fluid retention. This is not harmful but can be uncomfortable.Vaginal bleeding (in women):Occasionally women may have some light vaginal bleeding (spotting) while having treatment with medroxyprogesterone acetate.
Uncommon side effects of Provera:- Nausea.- Vomiting- Headache.- Dizziness.- Lethargy.- Breast discomfort.- Decreased libido.- Acne.- Backache.- Leg cramps.- Decreased hair growth/hair loss.- Bloating.- Hot flushes.- Nervousness.- insomnia.- fatigue.- Tremor.- Hives.- Itching.- Injection site reactions.- Fever.- Changes in vaginal and cervical secretions.
Diseases treated by Provera:
- Breast Cancer (Carcinoma of the Breast)
- Breast Cancer (Pre-Invasive Ductal Carcinoma; Ductal Carcinoma In Situ; DCIS) (Pre-Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ; DCIS; Breast Cancer))
For further information talk to your doctor.
|Modified: 8/2/2007||Created: 22/7/2003|
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