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Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate uses

This medicine is used in endometriosis (disorder of the uterus), and also as a contraceptive in women for whom other contraceptives are contraindicated.

When not to use Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have a hormone dependent carcinoma (a cancer sensitive to hormones)

Common side effects of Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

Some patients taking this medicine might experience infertility on continuous use, and irregular or prolonged or heavy vaginal bleeding during the first 2 or 3 cycles. If you experience any of these symtpoms please consult your doctor.

Expert advice for Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

  •  Medroxyprogesterone should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight.
  • This medicine does not protect against any sexually transmitted diseases, and protection in the form of condoms should still be used during intercourse.

Try to avoid the following while taking this medication:

1. Smoking: This will increase the probability of clots, high blood pressure, stroke, etc.

2. Sunlight. Exposure to sunlight may cause rashes.

3. Body fluids: Such as urine, semen, vaginal discharge , and vomit should be handled with precaution. ( gloves, separate laundry, etc.)

4. Driving: or any task that should be avoided when you feel dizzy. Avoid these tasks untill you can perform these tasks confidently.

Avoid this medication if:

1. You are allergic to this medicine, or it's ingredients.

2.You are pregnant, especially in the first few months of pregnancy. It may be harmful to the unborn child.

3. You are breastfeeding.

Consult your doctor if:

1. You have any known drug allergy

2. You are about to undergo any surgical procedure

3. You have a history of bleeding disorders, liver diseases, cancer, stroke, heart diseases, kidney diseases and seizures.

 

Frequently asked questions for Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

What will happen if I skipped one dose?


It is important to take this medicine timely, and your doctor should be consulted when a dose is skipped. Do not take 2 tablets the next day if you skip a dose.


Is it safe for me to take painkillers while on this medication?


There have been no known issues in patients taking painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetemol while taking this medicine.


Does this medicine contain hormones that will effect ovulation, and pregnancy?


The drug itself is a birth control pill, and man-made hormone. It is designed to avoid pregnancy and stop ovulation.


Can I use this drug after the date of expiry?


Like any other medication, this medication should be discarded after the given date of expiry.


Will this medicine effect my weight, skin, or sleep patterns?


Changes in weight, and sleep patterns, along with acne are common side effects of this medicine, kindly consult your doctor for advice if you are experiencing any of these side effects.


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