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Doctor insights on: Provera Progestin Based Agent

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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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Is provera (medroxyprogesterone) effective?

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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Is lupron 11.25 mg shot the same as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Is lupron 11.25 mg shot the same as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Definitely NOT: Lupron is the trade name of leuprolide, an antiandrogen medication used for a variety of ailments including prostate cancer. Depoprovera is the trade name of Medroxyprogesterone also used for a variety of things including prevention of pregnancy. Lupron comes in a depot form, Lupron depot which probably led to the question. ...Read more

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What is the depo-provera contraceptive injection effectiveness?

What is the depo-provera contraceptive injection effectiveness?

98%: The range of effectiveness for birth control depends on how precisely it is used. If you get the shot every three months as scheduled, the efficacy is 99%. The typical user efficacy is around 97%, which accounts for people getting their shot late. If you know you are going to miss a shot or be late, use a back up method until you are able to get the shot and talk to your doctor. ...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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Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) more effective than birth control pills?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): The shot is more convientient and works for three months at a time. It appears to be more effective than the tablets. ...Read more

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Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) works well but expensive. What is exact alternative?

Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) works well but expensive. What is exact alternative?

Options: There are options. Prempro has different dosages of estrogen and Progesterone component. Estrogen (estradiol) comes in 0.3mg, 0.45mg, and 0.625mg. The Medroxyprogesterone acetate comes as 1.5mg 2.5mg and 5mg. As your dosage of estrogen goes up, so does progesterone. You can take estrogen as pill or patch. I like the patch. And then take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Progesterone (2.5 or 5.0mg). ...Read more

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Is breast tenderness normal on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? When is depo totally effective to stop ovulation?

Is breast tenderness normal on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? When is depo totally effective to stop ovulation?

Not too common: Depoprovera contains only Progesterone. When breast tenderness is caused by hormones it is usually caused by Estrogen. Depoprovera is effective after two weeks or even earlier if given during or after the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Which is better: crinone (progesterone gel) or standard progesterone suppositories?

Which is better: crinone (progesterone gel) or standard progesterone suppositories?

Crinone (progesterone gel).: Crinone (progesterone gel) is a more absorbable formulation of vaginal Progesterone and approved to prevent preterm birth in women with very short cervix (<15-20 mm) by transvaginal prenatal ultrasound. Suppositories are not approved for that indication! use Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% (90 mg per 1.125g) nightly until 37 weeks if your physician agrees. ...Read more

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What medications lessens the effectiveness of my depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot ?

Drug interactions: There are plenty of great drug interaction checkers available for free on the Internet. Anytime that you are prescribed something tell your doc what you are already on. ...Read more

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49yr f - alora patch (.05) & prometrium (micronized progesterone) (100mg) bleed& clots by 5 days on meds. Prob hormonal imbalance. How to balance? More estr or prometrium (micronized progesterone) ?

49yr f  -  alora  patch (.05) & prometrium (micronized progesterone) (100mg) bleed& clots by 5 days on meds. Prob hormonal imbalance. How to balance? More estr or prometrium (micronized progesterone) ?

Prob. less estrogen: Estrogen causes the lining of the uterus to thicken and later this causes the bleeding. You probably need less estrogen and possible more Progesterone depending on other symptoms. See your doctor to get adjusted. ...Read more