"Nov. 20, 2012 -- Oral contraceptives should be made available without a prescription to reduce unintended pregnancies, according to a newly published opinion by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Overdosage of estrogen plus progestin therapy may cause nausea and vomiting, breast tenderness, dizziness, abdominal pain, drowsiness/fatigue and withdrawal bleeding may occur in women. Treatment of overdose consists of discontinuation of CE/MPA together with institution of appropriate symptomatic care.
PROVERA (medroxyprogesterone acetate tablets) should not be used in women with any of the following conditions:
- Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding
- Known, suspected, or history of cancer of the breast
- Known or suspected estrogen- or progesterone-dependent neoplasia
- Active deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or a history of these conditions
- Active or recent (within the past year) arterial thromboembolic disease (for example, stroke and myocardial infarction)
- Known liver dysfunction or disease
- Missed abortion
- As a diagnostic test for pregnancy
- Known hypersensitivity to the ingredients in PROVERA (medroxyprogesterone acetate tablets) tablets
- Known or suspected pregnancy.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/9/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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