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Dr. Francine Mosley
931 Doctors shared insights

Provera (Overview)

Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What exactly does "provera" do?

What exactly does "provera" do?

See below: Supports and stabilizes the endometrium. Convinces the body it's pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
931 Doctors shared insights

Provera (Overview)

Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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Why would my dr. Only prescribe provera (medroxyprogesterone) and not Clomid if I want to get pregnant?

Why would my dr. Only prescribe provera (medroxyprogesterone) and not Clomid if I want to get pregnant?

First Step: It may be that you are not cycling regularly. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is commonly used to induce a period when one hasn't come on its own. Clomid is used on specific cycle days; in order to start this therapy you have to determine cycle day one by inducing a menstrual period. ...Read more

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I've got a history of PE and DVT's. Just had open appendectomy. Is it save to use provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5?

I've got a history of PE and DVT's. Just had open appendectomy. Is it save to use provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5?

No: OCP's increase risk of blood clots. They are contraindicated in patients who have a history of blood clots, such as DVT or PE. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take for my body get used to Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)? I'm tired of this spotting and bleeding, only 5 mo with it.

How long does it take for my body get used to Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)? I'm tired of this spotting and bleeding, only 5 mo with it.

Depo bleeding: Irregular bleeding or spotting is a well known potential side effect of Depo. For some individuals, it gets better with time, but for others, you will bleed irregularly as long as you're on it. If this side effect is truly an issue for you, you may want to consider a different birth control option -such as the pill. Discuss with your doctor and they can assist you in your decision. Best wishes! ...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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If you are overweight does Provera (medroxyprogesterone) work to start your period after having a child?

If you are overweight does Provera (medroxyprogesterone) work to start your period after having a child?

Often, yes: A big factor in when you get your period after delivery is whether you are breast feeding. While the typical time for menses to resume after delivery is about 6 weeks, breast feeding delays this. If return of menses is unexpectedly delayed, a pregnancy test (perhaps others) should be done. Then a Provera (medroxyprogesterone) challenge can be tried. Being even moderately overweight should not affect this. ...Read more

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Can my Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine affect how well my Depo-Provera provera shot works?

Can my Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine affect how well my Depo-Provera provera shot works?

Not likely. . .: Neither multicheck from www. Epocrates. Com (requires free registration) nor www. Drugs. Com's interactions checker (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1543-929, 1463-869) found any interaction between synthroid (thyroxine) & depoprovera. Just remember that even though you no longer have to worry about taking daily birth control pill, he still needs to wear condom each & every time to lower std. ...Read more

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I had a d&c five and a half weeks ago. Still no sign of ovulation or period. Is it safe to take provera (medroxyprogesterone) to bring on my cycle? Thanks!

Not yet: Your body will likely reset itself after your recent d;c. Hold off on the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and don't take it until your doctor has had a chance to help you figure out why your periods are delayed. ...Read more

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Can hCG and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) at the same time make you infertile?

Can hCG and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) at the same time make you infertile?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Is a contraceptive. Hcg is rarely medically indicated, and if you're taking it for nonmedical indications, you're spending a lot of money on the black market illegally for something that probably isn't HCG and could be toxic. ...Read more

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Side effect of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Side effect of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Bad stuff: Like possible malformities ; so please consult with your doctor.
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Yes, it is serious! ...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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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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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot was the worst shot I took in my life. Can you tell me when it leaves your body and returns to normal? Thanks

Depo: The shot is given every 3 months, so it should take that long for it to get out of your system. I would talk to your provider about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex two weeks before the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) wears off? & I don't wanna take the shot again

Sex: Anytime before you are do for your next shot should be covered by the current depo, if you have unprotected sex after you would be due for another shot, then u are at risk for preg. ...Read more

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What antibiotics should I avoid while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Should not interact: One can check with her primary care doctor or ob-gyn doctor, but the Depo-Provera shot is an injection and should not interact with oral antibiotics. That means the Depo-Provera shot should work normally, even if a woman is taking oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Taking combination pills to stop bleeding on Depo Provera: do I take a pill daily? Also, does it make the Depo less effective and I am less protected?

Taking combination pills to stop bleeding on Depo Provera: do I take a pill daily? Also, does it make the Depo less effective and I am less protected?

Talk with your: Doctor. Combination pill (the estrogen) makes the Depo-Provera ineffective as a contraceptive. Did the doctor put you on the combo pill? ...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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I am trying to lose weight but seem to be stuck no matter how well I eat or how much I work out. I have been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for almost 9 months. What would you suggest?

I am trying to lose weight but seem to be stuck no matter how well I eat or how much I work out. I have been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for almost 9 months. What would you suggest?

Try different BC: It's not true for everyone but Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (dmpa) can cause weight gain. Along with hair loss, irregular bleeding, & depression; increased weight are the 4 major reasons my patients discontinue their injections. Keep up the diet & exercise and d/w your doc alternative birth control (bc) measures. Take care. ...Read more

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How many days do menstruation arrived when taking a provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

How many days do menstruation arrived when taking a provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

2-7 days after: Usually menses arrives 2-7 days after initating Provera (medroxyprogesterone) but it may take longe rin some women. If no menses occurs, go back to your prescibing doc as there may be other issues at work and hormone levels and an ultrasound may be useful at that point. ...Read more

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What exactly does "provera" do?

See below: Supports and stabilizes the endometrium. Convinces the body it's pregnant. ...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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What will happen if one takes provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg for 15 days?

See below: You might get no period for 15 days then a period when you stop. ...Read more