Medroxyprogesterone is used in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis and amenorrhea. Medroxyprogesterone is also used as a contraceptive or for heavy, painful, irregular or missed periods.
How it Works
Medroxyprogesterone is a progestogen, which is a female hormone. It works as a contraceptive by preventing the ovaries from releasing eggs. Medroxyprogesterone also thickens the cervical mucus and changes the uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to enter or survive in the uterus.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Medroxyprogesterone may suffer from such side effects; Nervousness, Headache, Abdominal pain, Abdominal distension, Dizziness, Back pain, Rash, Vaginal discharge, Decreased libido, Pain in extremity, Nausea, Edema, Depression, Acne, Breast tenderness, Hair loss