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Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

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


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I have been given an overdose of depo-provera, and feel very ill, dr says i just need to ride it out, what should I do?

I have been given an overdose of depo-provera, and feel very ill, dr says i just need to ride it out, what should I do?

That is it: There is not a specific treatment if you are injected with too much depo-provera, you simply have to let your body metabolize it. If you are nauseated, see your physician for some antinausea medication. ...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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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 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

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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 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

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more