Provera 2.5 mg
- Brand: Pfizer
- Product Code: PZ_PVR25
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient: Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, which is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring female sex hormone, progesterone.
A woman's menstrual cycle is a complex process that is controlled by at least four different hormones. The blood levels of these hormones change throughout the menstrual cycle, causing an egg to be released from the ovaries (ovulation), preparation of the womb lining for a possible pregnancy and shedding of the womb lining each month if pregnancy doesn't occur (a menstrual period). There are plenty of places that this complex process can go wrong.
If your periods are irregular or have stopped completely and your doctor can find no obvious cause, it may be that something has upset your natural hormone levels. Medroxyprogesterone can help to restore your natural hormone levels, because it mimics the effects of your natural progesterone.
Normally the level of progesterone in your blood increases about a week before your period. If medroxyprogesterone is taken for 5 to 10 days each month at this time (ie day 16 to 21 of your cycle) it mimics the natural rise in your progesterone levels. This can help your other hormones to behave in a more normal way. To treat irregular periods this medicine is taken in this way for two menstrual cycles. To treat periods that have stopped it is taken for three menstrual cycles. In each case, a few days after you stop taking the tablets you should get your period. At the end of the treatment regular periods should return.
Endometriosis can also be treated by manipulating your hormones with medroxyprogesterone. In this condition, tissue resembling the womb lining grows abnormally around the ovaries, womb and bladder. This tissue is controlled by the same hormones that control your menstrual cycle, and thickens and is shed in the same way as your normal womb lining. Medroxyprogesterone is taken three times a day for 90 days, starting on the first day of your period, to control this. The medroxyprogesterone stops the abnormal tissue from thickening and then bleeding. As a result your menstrual periods are also likely to stop during the treatment as well; alternatively you might get irregular bleeding or spotting. After treatment has finished the patches of endometrial tissue may be smaller, or may have shrunk away altogether.
What is it used for?
Dysfunctional menstrual bleeding, for example heavy, painful, irregular or very frequent periods.
Menstrual periods that have stopped (secondary amenorrhoea).
Mild to moderate endometriosis.
Size : 100 tablets/ bottle