Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a progestin.
Progestins (apart from progesterone, which has benefits when used in pregnancy) have not been studied in pregnant women. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while using any of the progestins. It is best to use some kind of birth control method while you are receiving progestins in high doses. High doses of progestins are not recommended for use during pregnancy since there have been some reports that they may cause birth defects in the genitals (sex organs) of a male fetus. Also, some of these progestins may cause male-like changes in a female fetus and female-like changes in a male fetus, but these problems usually can be reversed. Low doses of progestins, such as those doses used for contraception, have not caused major problems when used accidentally during pregnancy.
- Provera Information for Consumers
- Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Provera (detailed)
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