Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Medroxyprogesterone Acetate?

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• This medicine is used to prevent pregnancy.

• This medicine is used to prevent endometrial changes in postmenopausal females receiving estrogens therapy.

• This medicine is used to prevent pain caused by endometriosis.

• This medicine is used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance.

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of cancers.

• This medicine is used to treat females who do not have a menstrual cycle.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Avoid cigarette smoking.

• If you have breast or any genital cancer, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have any circulation problems, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Weight gain.

• Weakened bones with long-term use.

• Headache.

• Increased appetite.

• Change in color of stool to green.

• Swelling.

• Menstrual changes. These include lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center...

 
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