Provera – administration

Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) serves as a vital component of gender-affirming care for transgender women and non-binary individuals, supporting hormonal balance and affirming gender identity. By regulating menstrual cycles, promoting breast development, and enhancing overall wellbeing.

How to take Provera

The tablets should be swallowed with water; you can take them with or without food. If you take the tablets once a day, you can take them at any time, but it’s recommended to take them at the same time every day for consistency. 

If you miss a dose of medroxyprogesterone, you might get some breakthrough bleeding or spotting of blood from your vagina.

If you need to remember to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it’s nearly time for your next dose. In this case, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time.

Take only one dose simultaneously to make up for a forgotten one.

If you often forget doses, it may help to set an alarm to remind you. You could also ask your pharmacist for advice on other ways to help you remember to take your medicine.

Here are more detailed instructions for taking medroxyprogesterone:

Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break them.

You can take medroxyprogesterone with or without food. However, if you experience stomach upset, taking the tablets with food may help alleviate the symptoms.

If you are taking medroxyprogesterone once a day, try to take it at the same time every day to ensure consistent levels of the medication in your bloodstream. You can take it at any time convenient, but sticking to the same time each day will help you remember to take it.

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the usual time. Take only one dose simultaneously to make up for the missed one.

If you miss a dose, you may experience some breakthrough bleeding or spotting of blood from your vagina. This is normal and should resolve on its own.

If you often forget to take your medication, consider setting an alarm on your phone or using a pill dispenser to help you remember. 

Updated on March 19, 2024

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