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Provera is used to treat conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and irregular menstrual bleeding. It is an alternative period delaying option for women not using hormonal contraceptives.
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What is Provera?
Provera is a period-delay medication that can also be used to treat or manage several period symptoms including heavy, painful or irregular periods. It may also be used to treat mild to moderate endometriosis.
How does it work?
Provera contains the active substance medroxyprogesterone acetate that can be taken on occasion to delay a period.
Is Provera suitable for me?
If you want to delay your period or lessen period symptoms you should ask your doctor if Provera could be right for you.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
- Feeling sick
- Unexpected or unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting
- Severe allergic reaction to the drug (e.g. wheezing, difficulty breathing)
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hair loss
- Nettle rash or hives
- Itchy skin
- Vaginal discharge
- Breast pain
- Breast tenderness
- Weight increase
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
Next Day Delivery Guarantee
All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.
Our Discreet Packaging Promise
We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!
Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Provera.
Take one tablet three times daily starting 3 days before expected period and continued until period delay is no longer required.
- 30 tablets provide up to 7 days of period delay
- 60 tablets provide up to 17 days of period delay
Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Provera Patient Leaflet
Provera is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called progestins. Progestins are man-made forms of a hormone called progesterone. Progesterone is important for the development and maintenance of the uterine lining during the menstrual cycle. It also plays a role in implantation and pregnancy.
It can also be used to prevent thinning of the uterus lining (atrophy) that may occur after menopause. This medication may also be used to increase blood levels of progesterone in women who have low levels of this hormone, or who are using certain types of birth control (such as an intrauterine device, or IUD).Provera may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
To make sure Provera is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- heart disease or a "mini-stroke";
- high blood pressure;
- a blood clotting disorder;
- asthma or allergies;
- depression or mental illness; or
- liver disease.
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. Provera can cause birth defects. If you take Provera while you are pregnant, your baby could die, or be born with breasts and genitals that are not fully developed. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine. If you think you have become pregnant, tell your doctor right away. Taking Provera can increase your risk of developing blood clots. This risk is even higher if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other medicines that increase your risk of blood clots.
Taking Provera can increase your risk of developing blood clots. This risk is even higher if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other medicines that increase your risk of blood clots.
How should I take Provera?
Provera is usually taken for only a few days, or up to 3 months. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose.Take this medicine with food.
You will need frequent medical tests. You may also need to stop taking this medicine for a short time before a surgery, medical procedure, or dental work. Any doctor or surgeon who treats you should know that you are using Provera.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Accidental exposure to Provera, especially in children, can cause serious side effects. Do not share this medication with anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of Provera is not expected to produce life threatening symptoms. However, long term use of high doses can lead to bone loss and increase your risk for fractures. Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, vomiting, stomach pain, breast tenderness, irregular menstrual periods, or breakthrough bleeding.
What should I avoid while taking Provera?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chickenpox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using Provera. Avoid smoking. It can greatly increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack while taking Provera. Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Provera can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
Provera side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain;
- chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; sudden numbness or weakness, problems with vision or speech;
- sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, seizures (convulsions); menstrual changes - breakthrough bleeding or spotting; change in the amount of urine.
How it works
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
Buy Provera Online
Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.
You can buy Provera online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Provera online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Provera and dispatch it discreetly to your address.
How to buy Provera online?
You can buy Provera by following the following steps.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Provera you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address
Can I get Provera on the NHS?
Whether or not you can get Provera on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Provera from the NHS.
Can you get Provera over the counter?
No, you can’t get Provera over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Provera is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.
Can I buy Provera online even if I have never taken it before?
A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Provera.
Is Provera safe?
If you have been prescribed Provera then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.
However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Provera then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Provera?
We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.
How long does Provera take to work?
The time it takes for a Provera to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Provera may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.
How effective is Provera?
The effectiveness of Provera can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.
What are the risks of taking Provera?
At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
- Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Provera.
- Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
- Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
- Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
- Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.
Can I buy Provera in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Provera in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Provera is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Where can I buy Provera?
You can buy Provera online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Provera users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Provera at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Provera head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Provera from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Provera from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Provera cost?
The costs of Provera are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.
Can Provera tablets stop periods?
Yes, Provera can be used to stop periods. This is called "progestin withdrawal bleeding." Progestin withdrawal bleeding usually occurs 5-10 days after you stop taking Provera.
Who can take Provera?
Provera is generally safe for most women to take, but there are some exceptions. Women who have a history of blood clots, strokes, or heart attacks should not take Provera. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also not take Provera. Talk to your doctor about whether Provera is right for you.
Is this medication suited for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
How long does it take to get a period on Provera?
Provera is typically taken for 10 days. Periods usually start 2-7 days after you stop taking the medication. If you do not get your period within 21 days of stopping Provera, you may be pregnant.
How does Provera work?
Provera is a progesterone-only medication that is taken to prevent pregnancy. It works by thickening the cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg. Provera also makes the lining of the uterus less hospitable for implantation. Provera must be taken consistently and correctly in order to be effective.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.
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