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Provera

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Provera, also known as medroxyprogesterone acetate, is actually a derivative of progesterone, a female hormone that is naturally produced by the body. It is usually prescribed to women who do not start menstruating at puberty as well as women who stop menstruating before menopause because it can help in promoting menstrual cycles. Another use for this drug is stopping the abnormal bleeding of the uterus as long as it is not caused by fibroids or tumors. When combined with estrogens, medroxyprogesterone can also be taken in by menopausal women in order to prevent endometrial cancer.

Progestins have a very important role in the female body. During the second half of the menstrual cycle, progestins stimulate the changes that occur in the mucus and inner lining of the uterus. These hormones are also needed in the process of conception. Without this, the endometrium would not be prepared for the implantation of the embryo and the pregnancy would not be maintained. By increasing the dosage of progestins in the body, a contrary effect can be expected. It can prevent you from becoming pregnant by stopping you from ovulating.

For women with abnormal uterine bleeding and amenorrhea, 2.5 to 5 mg of Provera should be taken in every day for five to ten days. The difference between the treatment of amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding is that the dosage can be begun anytime for the former. For abnormal uterine bleeding, on the other hand, the therapy is begun on the 16th or 21st day of the menstrual cycle. Postmenopausal women, on the other hand, drink 1.5 to 5 mg of medroxyporgesteraone along with estrogens daily.

People who have taken in Provera have been observed to go through bleeding in the middle of their menstrual cycle as well as vaginal spotting of blood. Some of them even noticed some changes in their menstrual flow. Other reported effects include an increase of decrease in weight, fever nausea and insomnia. Skin reactions, like hives, acne, hair growth and hair loss have also been observed by some users.

The most severe side effect of the progestin therapy is the occurrence of blood clots. The chances of having blood clots after going through the therapy are much higher among people who smoke. This is the reason why smokers are strongly encouraged to stop smoking before they undergo this therapy.

Diabetic patients, on the other hand, would require having their blood sugar level monitored regularly because taking in medroxyprogesterone because it can have an effect on their blood sugar level.

Although a study has shown that the risks of breast cancer in post menopausal women who have undergone the progesterin therapy increase, it hasn’t been proven that the medication is the sole cause of this illness. The same study have also pointed out that taking in this medicine is also linked to the increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and dementia.

In order to get some Provera from the pharmacy, you need to get a prescription from your doctor. Also, if you are pregnant, you should consult your doctor before you take this medication because it can be harmful to your unborn child.

Provera has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of provera


• Molecular formula of provera is C22H32O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 17-acetyl-17-hydroxy-6,10,13-trimethyl-1,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17- tetradecahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one
• Molecular weight is 344.488 g/mol
Provera available : 2.5mg tablets, 5mg tablets, 10mg tablets

Generic name: Progesterone

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