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My Order Hasn’t Arrived What Should I Do?

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Card Payment: Please notify us that you wish to cancel your order. Your refund will show available In 1 - 3 days.

Bank Transfer: A member of our team will contact you requesting for your bank details. These details are only used to transfer the funds back into your account.

Treatment Information

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Patient Reviews: How Provera Has Made a Difference

What is Provera?

Provera is a treatment for irregular, heavy or painful periods. It contains the synthetic hormone called medroxyprogesterone. This hormone mimics the natural hormone found in the body called progesterone.

During a period, the levels of this hormone change, which has an effect on the lining of the uterus. When progesterone levels are high, the lining of the uterus - also known as the endometrium - becomes more viscous to provide the appropriate conditions for an egg to implant itself ready for fertilisation. When fertilisation does not happen, the endometrium is shed through period bleeding.

To help with this process, contractions occur within the muscles surrounding the womb. These contractions restrict oxygenated blood which causes the body to release pain triggering chemicals called prostaglandins.

The active ingredient of Provera is molecularly similar to progesterone and is usually prescribed when norethisterone cannot. Medroxyprogesterone sustains the endometrium and maintains the condition of the womb as if fertilisation has occurred. In turn, the body does not try to expel the lining from the womb by contracting the surrounding muscles.

How to take Provera?

Always take Provera as prescribed by your doctor. Do not exceed the prescribed dosage.

For heavy, irregular or painful periods, a typical dose would be between 2.5mg to 10mg for 5 to 10 days, beginning 16 to 21 days after your last period began. Your doctor may prescribe an oestrogen to take alongside Provera. You should experience breakthrough bleeding a few days after you stop taking the tablets.

If you miss a dose, do not take more Provera to make up for the missed dose. If you take more Provera than prescribed, speak to a doctor or pharmacist.

Provera tablets can be taken with or without food. You should swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water.

Provera side effects and cautions

All medications carry the risk of side effects, though not everyone will experience them. It’s important to understand the risks associated with taking the medication you are prescribed. A full list of side effects and contraindications can be found within the patient information leaflet, which comes enclosed with your medication.

Possible side effects of Provera include:

  • Acne
  • Breast tenderness or pain
  • Depression
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rash or hives
  • Tiredness
  • Unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Weight change

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Provera can be found within the patient information leaflet, enclosed within the packaging of the product.

Alternatively, you can view the patient information leaflet for Provera online.

Allergic reaction

Do not take Provera if you are allergic to Medroxyprogesterone or any of the other excipients of this medication.

Signs of allergic reaction include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat

If you experience the signs of an allergic reaction, stop taking Provera and seek medical attention.


Provera may not be suitable if you:

  • Have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Have asthma
  • Have diabetes
  • Have epilepsy
  • Have hearing problems
  • Have migraines
  • Have or have had depression
  • Have problems with your heart, liver or kidneys

Provera contains lactose and may not be suitable if you are lactose intolerant.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Provera if you are pregnant. If you are breastfeeding, speak to a doctor or pharmacist for an alternative method of feeding your baby while taking Provera.

Other safety information

Always seek your doctor's advice before you buy Provera online.

Do not take Provera past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last do of that month.

Never discard medication via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your pharmacy and ask them to dispose of it safely on your behalf.

Always keep medicine out of the sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with someone else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms as you.

Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I forget to take Provera when I should?

If you forget to take Provera, take it as soon as you remember and continue to take your medicine as normal. Do not take more Provera to make up for the dose you missed.

What should I do if I take too much Provera?

If you accidentally take more Provera than you should, speak to your doctor right away.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Provera?

Alcohol is unlikely to have an effect on Provera. However, consuming excess amounts of alcohol may exacerbate side effects, such as nausea.

Always drink responsibly and avoid drinking more than the recommended 14 units of alcohol per week.

Will Provera impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Provera should not impact your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Buy Provera online from Prescription Doctor

Our online pharmacy service makes it easy to buy Provera online following a quick online medical consultation.

Once you’ve completed our short medical survey, our doctors will review your order and determine whether the treatment is right for you. If they believe the treatment is suitable, they will issue a prescription and our UK registered pharmacy will dispense your medication.

If your order is processed before 3pm, you could receive your medication the next day. Your medicine will be shipped in discreet packaging which gives no indication of its contents.

Table of contents

What is Provera?

How to take Provera?

Side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Buy Provera online from Prescription Doctor

Additional resources

How to stop heavy periods

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Provera
  • Manufacturer: Pfizer
  • Active Ingredient(s): Medroxyprogesterone acetate
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 5mg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only
  • Application: Women over 18
  • Dosage: Do not take more than 10mg for 10 days, 16 to 21 days after your last period.
  • Description: Provera is a treatment for heavy, irregular or painful periods. It contains medroxyproge
  • Drug Class: Progestogen
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Do not take Provera if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Provera if you are breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • Price: 21.99 GBP
Click here to view the Provera - Patient Information Leaflet

Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 18/02/2020 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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