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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. 

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Headache
  • Feeling sick
  • Unexpected or unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • Severe allergic reaction to the drug (e.g. wheezing, difficulty breathing)
  • Depression
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Nettle rash or hives
  • Itchy skin
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Breast pain
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • 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.


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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.

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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.

Additional Information

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;

- migraines;

- diabetes;

- seizures;

- 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. 

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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.

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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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