Provera 5mg 24 tabs, Medroxyprogesterone
This is the Brand Medication From Pfizer
medroxyprogesterone (me DROX ee proe JESS te rone)
Amen, Curretab, Cycrin, Provera
What is Provera (medroxyprogesterone)?
Medroxyprogesterone is a female hormone, usually called "progesterone". It is important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat conditions such as irregular or abnormal uterine bleeding and lack of menstruation. Progesterone or progesterone-like drugs have been used to prevent miscarriage in the first few months of pregnancy.
No adequate evidence is available to show that they are effective for this purpose. Furthermore, most cases of early miscarriage are due to causes which could not be helped by these drugs. These drugs have been used as a test for pregnancy but such use is not longer considered safe because of possible damage to a developing baby. Also, more rapid methods for testing for pregnancy are now available.
The Women`s Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS) found that postmenopausal women 65 years of age or older who were treated with oral conjugated estrogens plus medroxyprogesterone acetate had an increased risk of developing dementia. It is unknown whether this finding applies to younger postmenopausal women or to women using estrogen only therapy. Medroxyprogesterone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Please consult your physician before taking any medication.