This drug is Indicated for dysfunctional uterine bleeding, secondary amenorrhea which means abnormal absence of menstruation and for mild to moderate endometriosis, is a condition in which the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus grows outside of it. You can take Provera to treat or manage- Heavy periods, Painful periods, Irregular periods or periods that are more frequent than normal.
For heavy or irregular bleeding and amenorrhea
- Take 2.5 mg to 10 mg for 5-10 days beginning of 16 days to 21 days after your last period began. Treatment should be given for 2 consecutive cycles. In some cases, your doctor may also prescribe oestrogen to be taken at the same time as Provera at doses of 5-10mg for 10 days. A few days after you stop taking the tablets you may have bleeding like a period (breakthrough bleeding).
- You will usually take 10mg 3 times a day (30mg) for 3 months (90 days) starting on the first day of your period. If you have any irregular spotting or bleeding during treatment this is normal and nothing to worry about.
- Uterine Bleeding.
- Weight gain.
- Patients with liver disorder, hypertension, epilepsy and asthma.
- Not recommended.
- Not recommended for lactating women, as it may harm to the baby.
- Store at a temperature below to25 degree Celsius.
- If you do not have a period after you finish a course of Provera, consult with your doctor might you are pregnant.
- Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
- During treatment, periodic check-ups are recommended for the individual woman, which include abdominal and pelvic examination. Women should be encouraged to participate in the national breast cancer screening programme (mammography) and the national cervical screening programme (cervical cytology) as appropriate for their age.
- A negative pregnancy test should be performed before starting the therapy.
- This medicine can pass into body fluids (including urine, feces, vomit, semen, vaginal fluid). Patients and caregivers should wear rubber gloves while cleaning up body fluids, handling contaminated trash or laundry or changing diapers. Wash hands before and after removing gloves. Wash soiled clothing and linens separately from other laundry.
- Body fluids should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant. Use condoms during sexual activity to avoid exposure to body fluids.