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

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


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


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