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medroxyPROGESTERone (generic name)

(me DROX ee proe JES te rone): A progestin - It is commonly used to prevent the uterine lining from overgrowth in women taking an estrogen after menopause
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Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Oral tablet

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • breast tenderness or discharge
  • changes in mood or emotions, such as depression
  • changes in vision or speech
  • pain in the abdomen, chest, groin, or leg
  • severe headache
  • skin rash, itching, or hives
  • sudden shortness of breath
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of skin or eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • acne
  • change in menstrual bleeding pattern or flow
  • changes in sexual desire
  • facial hair growth
  • fluid retention and swelling
  • headache
  • upset stomach
  • weight gain or loss

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated

July 06, 2009

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