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Brand name: Provera

Provera is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) medroxyprogesterone. On this page you will find out more about Provera, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: medroxyprogesterone

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Provera 200 mg uncoated tablet, 60

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance white scored tablet marked "U320"

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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