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Brand name: Provera TM

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Active ingredients: medroxyprogesterone

What it is used for

1. Carcinoma: Palliative treatment of recurrent and/or metastatic breast or renal cell cancer and of inoperable recurrent or metastatic endometrial carcinoma. 2. Endometriosis: For use in the treatment of visually proven (laparoscopy) endometriosis where the required end-point of treatment is pregnancy, or for the control of symptoms when surgery is contraindicated or has been unsuccessful. 3. Secondary Amenorrhoea proven not due to pregnancy: In amenorrhoea associated with a poorly developed proliferative endometrium, conventional oestrogen therapy may be employed in conjunction with medroxyprogesterone acetate. 4. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: In the absence of organic pathology. 5. Adjunct to Oestrogen Therapy: Combination hormone replacement therapy should only be used in non-hysterectomised women.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

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white scored tablet marked "U320"

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on June 1, 2020. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient medroxyprogesterone

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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