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What are effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

What are  effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

Effects can vary.: It can change your menstrual cycle, both in frequency and flow. Other possible side effects include water retention, decreased appetite, weakness, & soreness at the injection site. Depression, dizziness, headache, nervousness, sleepiness, breast tenderness, breast discharge, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, jaundice, blood clots, and phlebitis are less common. It's also possible to have no side effects at all! ...Read more

Dr. Solomon Katta
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Medroxyprogesterone (Definition)

Treats irregular menstrual periods, and bleeding caused by a hormone imbalance. Also treats some forms of cancer, and uterine disorders. This medicine is a progestin, which ...Read more


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What are side effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

What are  side effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

Effects can vary.: It can change your menstrual cycle, both in frequency and flow. Other possible side effects include water retention, decreased appetite, weakness, & soreness at the injection site. Depression, dizziness, headache, nervousness, sleepiness, breast tenderness, breast discharge, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, jaundice, blood clots, and phlebitis are less common. It's also possible to have no side effects at all! ...Read more

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What can I expect as medroxyprogesterone acetate (depotrust) side effect?

What can I expect as medroxyprogesterone acetate (depotrust) side effect?

Effects can vary.: It can change your menstrual cycle, both in frequency and flow. Other possible side effects include water retention, decreased appetite, weakness, & soreness at the injection site. Depression, dizziness, headache, nervousness, sleepiness, breast tenderness, breast discharge, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, jaundice, blood clots, and phlebitis are less common. It's also possible to have no side effects at all! ...Read more

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Can U get pregnant on 10mg Medroxyprogesterone acetate ?

Yes: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (the name brand of the progesterone you are on), does not act like birth control. It is used primarily by itself to help restart your period, help with heavy bleeding and in smaller doses protects menopausal women againt endometrial cancer. It is also used for endometrial hyperplasia ...Read more

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When after taking medroxyprogesterone acetate should a woman start her menstrual cycle?

When after taking medroxyprogesterone acetate should a woman start her menstrual cycle?

5 days: A period should start within 5 days of the last taken pill. If not, call your md and report the lack of bleeding. ...Read more

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What should I do if no period for 4 months although already take medroxyprogesterone acetate medications?

What should I do if no period for 4 months although already take medroxyprogesterone acetate medications?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then redo a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Does missing 2 tablets of medroxyprogesterone acetate according to my doctor's prescription would be ineffective? Can't afford.

Does missing 2 tablets of medroxyprogesterone acetate according to my doctor's prescription would be ineffective? Can't afford.

Take your medicine: I am not sure why you are taking this medication. If it is for birth control then you need to take every single pill every single day. If this is for controlling bleeding, then you may be able to skip a pill but you should talk to your doctor about cheaper, long-term options. ...Read more

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Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) safe for anemic women?

Yes: Yes, depoprovera is safe in patients who are anemic. Depoprovera will help reduce the amount of blood lost during each menstrual period, which will help the patient conserve her iron stores. ...Read more

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Yes can u get pregnant after 1 depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Most likely not: Not if the injection was given as directed by the manufacurer. Given the 1st inj only during the first 5 days of a normal menstrual period, only w/in the first 5 days postpartum if not breastfeeding, or only at the 6th postpartum week if exclusively nursing. ...Read more

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Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) a trustworthy contraception?

Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) a trustworthy contraception?

Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a very effective form of birth control that is close to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if injections are given on time. Injections are given every 3 months in your doctor's office. No pills to remember, no foreign bodies, and nothing to do prior to intercourse. It is a very reliable birth control option. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant if I am on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) ?

Could i be pregnant if I am on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) ?

No: This therapy is almost 100% reliable. Like anything in medicine, a unique result is possible. But, as a practical matter, you will not get pregnant if you take the shot every 3 months. Be sure to get a pregnancy test every time you go in for a shot. Strange stuff does happen, so protect yourself. ...Read more

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Does taking pueraria mirifica affect the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

No: There is no known link between pueraria mirifica affecting Depoprovera. Reading up on this herbal treatment there also appears to be no scientific evidence that it actually treats anything. Use with caution. ...Read more

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What leads to brown discharge on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Old blood: Many women on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) don't have regular menstrual periods. Sometimes there is some breakthrough bleeding that occurs in small amounts. The blood may not come out right away so it turns a brown color that you see as it seeps out slowly. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant after using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

A little wait: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is long acting and so it can take a while to wear off. Typically is can last 6-9 months after the last dose but sometimes it can stay effective much longer than that. If you are not getting periods 6 months after stopping it your doctor can run some tests to check your own hormones and see if you are able to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

Depo-Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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Provera (Definition)

Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more