Medroxyprogesterone

 
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Without a Prescription

Medroxyprogesterone is prescribed to prevent pregnancy.
Using Medroxyprogesterone does not protect you or your partner against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.
Medroxyprogesterone is prescribed for symptomatic treatment of the usual symptoms associated with:
- Dysfunctional (excessive and painful) uterine bleeding;
- Menopause (hot flashes vaginal dryness);
- Prevention of bone fractures associated with osteoporosis;
- Reduction of the risk of heart attacks and strokes;

The vaginal cream is prescribed for vaginal or vulvar atrophy associated with menopause.

Contraindications

Medroxyprogesterone is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding not diagnosed by your doctor;
- if you have any allergies;
- if you have blood circulation problems (blood clots in the legs);
- if you have cancer;
- if you have diabetes;
- if you have eye problems;
- if you have gallbladder disease;
- if you have headache problems (migraines);
- if you have heart disease;
- if you have high blood pressure;
- if you have high cholesterol or triglyceride levels in your blood (blood lipids);
- if you have liver disease;
- if you have stroke;
- if you have tobacco (smoking) use;
- if you wear contact lenses, epilepsy, depression;

Interactions

Do not take Medroxyprogesterone with any of the following drugs:
- Acetaminophen;
- Aminoglutethimide;
- Anti-anxiety drugs (diazepam);
- Antibiotics;
- Anti-seizure medication;
- Ascorbic acid (vitamin C);
- Aspirin;
- Carbamazepine;
- Clofibric acid;
- Cyclosporine;
- Estrogen;
- Folic acid;
- Morphine;
- Other hormones;
- Phenobarbital;
- Phenytoin;
- Prednisolone;
- Progesterone;
- Proteins;
- Rifampin;
- St John's Wort;
- Theophylline;
- Thyroid hormones;

Side Effects

Medroxyprogesterone side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Acne;
- Breakthrough;
- Breast tenderness;
- Cervical changes;
- Chest pain;
- Decreased;
- Dizziness;
- Headache;
- Increased urination;
- Infection;
- Irregular vaginal bleeding;
- Itching;
- Leg pain;
- Mental/mood disorders;
- Nausea;
- One-sided weakness;
- Prolonged bleeding;
- Rash;
- Severe headache;
- Stomach pain;
- Swelling;
- Swelling;
- Trouble breathing;
- Vaginal changes;
- Vision problems;
- Weight gain;
- Weight loss;
- Yellowing of the eyes and skin;

Among the most common endocrine side effects are:
- Break-through bleeding or spotting;
- Breast enlargement;
- Breast pain;
- Changes in sexuality (increase or decrease in libido);
- Loss of periods or excessively prolonged periods;

Overdose

Reported Medroxyprogesterone overdose symptoms are:
- Vomiting;
- Severe nausea;

Form.

Tablets: 0.5 milligrams,
Tablets: 1 milligrams,
Tablets: 2 milligrams;
Vaginal cream: 0.01%;
Continuous release skin patch: 14 mcg/day,
Continuous release skin patch: 0.05 milligrams/day,
Continuous release skin patch: 0.1 milligrams/day.

Dosage.

Medroxyprogesterone tablets are generally prescribed once daily. In some patients, a so-called cyclic regimen is used, wherein Medroxyprogesterone is given daily for 23 consecutive days, followed by 5 days of no medication, after which the cycle resumes.

The adhesive part of the patch should be applied to a dry, hairless, clean part of the trunk, but not on the breasts. It should not be placed onto irritated or damaged skin. Sites of application should be rotated, with at least one week between repeated applications to any one site. The patch should be applied immediately after removing the protective layer, and pressure should be applied to the patch when it is attached for about 10 seconds.
Without Prescription (2017)