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Possible False Postive

Has medroxyprogesterone ever produced a false postive on a pregnancy test??? (at home urine test) thank you for your time, Jamie
by Jamie in Memphis, TN, 11/03/2006

About Medroxyprogesterone

I have been taking Provera 10 mg for ten day supply. I still have 5 tablets left but have started my peroid already. Is that normal and am I suppose to keep taking the medicine if my peroid has already came on? I appreciate your help, Kelly
by Kelly, 02/11/2006

MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information


MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


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MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Medroxyprogesterone (me-DROKS-ee-proe-JES-te-rone) Treats menstrual irregularities, some forms of cancer, and other conditions. This medicine is a progestin, which is a female hormone.

When To Not Use MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to medroxyprogesterone or other progestin medicines, such as progesterone, norgestrel, desogen, megestrol, or birth control pills. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have had liver disease, blood clots, vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor, or cancer of the breast, uterus, or ovary.

How Should You Use MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine may be given for only a few days or up to 2 weeks at a time, depending on why you are taking it. Try to take the medicine at the same time each day while you are using it.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®).

MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have migraine headaches, diabetes asthma, kidney disease, or epilepsy, or if you have any type of cancer.
  • Menstrual bleeding should start within 3 to 7 days after you take your last tablet. Tell your doctor if your period has not started within 7 days after you finish the medicine.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. The medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
  • Large doses of this medicine taken over long periods of time may increase the risk of some kinds of cancer. Talk to your doctor about this risk.

MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Calf, leg or chest pain
  • Numbness, pain, or tingling in your arms or legs
  • Severe headache, slurred speech, changes in vision
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Sudden change in your vision
  • Vaginal bleeding that lasts a long time
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Acne or changes in hair growth
  • Breast tenderness
  • Missed or irregular menstrual periods
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
  • Tired feeling or depressed mood , weight changes


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