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MedroxyPROGESTERone Acetate

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Medroxyprogesterone is a form of progesterone, a female hormone that prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medicine also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. Medroxyprogesterone is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. It is also used to reduce pain caused by endometriosis. Medroxyprogesterone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
DRUG TYPE
Contraceptives

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You should not use medroxyprogesterone if you have: undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, liver disease, breast cancer, if you are pregnant, or if you have ever had a stroke or blood clot.

Medroxyprogesterone can decrease the calcium stored in your bones, which may cause bone loss (osteoporosis) when the medicine is used over long periods of time. Bone loss may not be reversible.

You may be more likely to have a broken bone if your bones get weak from calcium loss, especially after menopause. You should not use this medicine for longer than 2 years unless other birth control methods are not right for you.

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Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
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