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Is it ok to take provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg for 2 days and then take Loestrin(ethinylestradiol and norethisterone) afterwards?

Is it ok to take provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg for 2 days and then take Loestrin(ethinylestradiol and norethisterone) afterwards?

I don't know why: I can't imagine why you would want to do this. You can just start the loestrin without needing to take the provera (medroxyprogesterone). You either start it the Sunday after your period starts, day 1 of your period, or mid cycle with the use of condoms for the first package. ...Read more

Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

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More effective delaying period for a few days: start Norethindrone 0.35mg bc pills on day 23 of my cycle OR Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg 3x day start 3 days bef period?

More effective delaying period for a few days: start Norethindrone 0.35mg bc pills on day 23 of my cycle OR Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg 3x day start 3 days bef period?

Might work: These methods that you mention require a prescription for use and need to be taken under the guidance of a doctor. Your doctor might choose either of those but would likely not start them so late in the cycle as it is likely too late to regulate ...Read more

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I took microgynon then micronor (norethindrone). Changed to Depo-Provera provera instead not near my period. Do i need extra precautions for 7 or 14 days?

I took microgynon then micronor (norethindrone). Changed to Depo-Provera provera instead not near my period. Do i need extra precautions for 7 or 14 days?

No: If you have been taking these hormonal contraceptive methods as prescribed, then you have continuously suppressed your ovaries from ovulating appropriately. Changing from one form of hormonal contraception to another does not put you at increased risk for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pcos- gyn gave me aygestin (norethindrone) 5mg for 5days. Finished aygestin (norethindrone) 3 days ago & still no period. Typical? 5mg/5days enough? Had success w/ provera in past.

Pcos- gyn gave me aygestin (norethindrone) 5mg for 5days. Finished aygestin (norethindrone) 3 days ago & still no period. Typical? 5mg/5days enough? Had success w/ provera in past.

Not enough: It might be that a higher dose of Progesterone would work more appropriately. I would call and request 10mg of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days. If this does not induce a period, then it is worth a more thorough discussion with your doctor regarding why you are unable to shed the lining, or rather, why there is not lining to shed! ...Read more

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I have been off of Depo-Provera provera for 2 months. On ortho micronor (norethindrone) now, and have constant heavy bleeding. Bad reactions to all other birth control. Help!

I have been off of Depo-Provera provera for 2 months. On ortho micronor (norethindrone) now, and have constant heavy bleeding. Bad reactions to all other birth control. Help!

Abnormal bleeding: Depo Provera and micronor (norethindrone) are generally very safe methods of contraception with a lower risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke than many other methods. However, these methods are commonly associated with abnormal/irregular bleeding. Contact your md for options. ...Read more

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Is provera (medroxyprogesterone) effective?

For what? : Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective at helping to bring on a period, to decrease heavy periods, to treat ehdometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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What are the potential sideeffects of provera ?

Irregular periods: One may experience irregular periods or no periods at all. Nausea and breast tenderness may occur. Weight changes and fluid retention can be present. There are many more including headaches and depression. Weight changes have been reported as well as libido changes. All taken in context, it is a very safe and good form of birth control it may or may not be for you. Ask your pcp/gyn or pharm. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of provera; anything bad?

Not many: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is generally well tolerated. It is Progesterone and is often used to induce a period in someone who skips periods but is not pregnant. A few women taking it will have nausea, bloating, or headaches. ...Read more

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Can you take oral provera (medroxyprogesterone) at age 18?

Talk to gyn: I get from your online name that you may be involved in gymnastics. If you are seriously involved, this may explain the possible need for provera (medroxyprogesterone). This is something you and your gyn physician should talk seriously about. ...Read more

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Does Provera (medroxyprogesterone) regulate your cycles, or does it just cause one cycle?

Just one: One course of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will cause 1 withdrawal bleed. If you take it monthly on a calendar it will cause monthly cycling. if you cycle normally anyway but missed a period, Provera (medroxyprogesterone) taken once will sometimes get the normal cycling started again. ...Read more

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Can I take 20 mg of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 5 days instead of 10mg for 10 days ?

Not sure: Doubling the dose by reducing duration to half may not be safe strategy as such medications are start at the lowest dose by health care providers to monitor how well that dose is working for you. You and your health care provider should then decide regular dose for you and talk regularly (every 3-6 months) whether you still need treatment with PROVERA (medroxyprogesterone) or require any adjustment in dosage. ...Read more

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Can you take provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral for several months to regulate your peiod if it's irregular?

Yes: So long as not having any adverse side effects like weight gain or breast tenderness it's perfectly safe to take this medication for months at a time. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to overdose on provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg? If so, what should they expect?

Maybe: It is difficult to imagine overdosing on Provera (medroxyprogesterone) but i guess anything is possible. Simply don't overdose. :). ...Read more

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If i took provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10mg for 10 and it's just now showing up will the provera (medroxyprogesterone) affect my baby?

If i took provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10mg for 10 and it's just now showing up will the provera (medroxyprogesterone) affect my baby?

No: It sounds like you took the medication Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days and wonder if it will impact your baby. If you were not pregnant when you took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) it will not harm the baby. If you were early pregnancy and took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) it is unlikely that it will cause any harm at all. Check with your doctor if you have more concerns. ...Read more

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How long does it take for provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg to start working and how fast does it come out of one's system at the end of the dosage?

Provera (medroxyprogesterone): The effect of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) starts right away and builds over time. Most of the hormone is out of your system after 48 hours if taken as a pill. The injection, depopovera takes 4 months to leave the system. ...Read more

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I am a 23yr old female with multiple health issues. I have been on dep provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 yrs now on this coming october. Im planning on stopping the shot?

I am a 23yr old female with multiple health issues. I have been on dep provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 yrs now on this coming october. Im planning on stopping the shot?

See Doctor: If you have that many medical conditions, it is important to discuss your plan with your doctor. Getting pregnant with multiple medical problems (depending on the problems) can be dangerous. It is important to discuss either a different birth control plan, or how to improve your health prior to pregnancy. ...Read more

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What happens if you bleed while taking provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Nothing: Continue the pills as directed. If you are unclear on your instructions, call the prescribing doctor. We do not know the reason your Provera (medroxyprogesterone) was prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

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