Medroxyprogesterone is a progestin that is it helps regulate menstrual cycles and ovulation in women. The drug works similar to the hormone progesterone. It is prescribed for treating irregular periods, abnormal bleeding in uterine and for amenorrhea. This drug can also help stop the overgrowth of the uterus lining.
Medroxyprogesterone comes as tablet that is taken orally, usually once a day once in a while. Consult your doctor for the usage and dose. Medroxyprogesterone is also used in hormone replacement therapy for treating menopause symptoms. This drug also reduces the risk of developing uterine cancer by preventing the growth of endometrial hyperplasia.
Immediately seek medical attention if you notice any allergic reactions such as rashes, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. etc. Serious side effects of Medroxyprogesterone include:
- pain or swelling in legs or hands
- chest pain, cough, rapid breathing
- In case of Menopause it may also lead to vaginal bleedings
- breast lump
- severe pelvic pain
- lupus, asthma, epilepsy
Apart from these it also has some less serious side effects such as insomnia, change in appetite or weight loss, breast tenderness and discharge, loss of scalp hair, acne, rashes, itching, spotting and changes in your menstrual periods.
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Deviry 10mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Medroxyprogesterone as ingredient
This medication, when taken at the prescribed dosage to female once in 3 months, impedes the gonadotropin secretion. This inhibition leads to prevention of follicular maturation and ovulation causing thinning of endometrial. The overall effect produced is known as its contraceptive action.
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