Medroxyprogesterone is a progestin and is common component of oral contraceptives for women.

Progestins decrease the risk of Estrogen caused or associated uterus cancers.

 

Uses:

1.)  Abnormal menstrual bleeding
2.)  Amenorrhea
3.)  Endometriosis
4.)  Hormone Replacement Therapy

 

Risks

When used in combination with estrogen – may increase risk for  Heart Attack, Stroke , blood clots found in lungs [Pulmonary Embolism] or legs.

If used for menopause in combination with estrogen then the usage should be expected for only a short period of time

 

Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Change in menses

Pregnancy –  do not use in first 4 months

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