For medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor. Common side effects may include: If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives, trouble breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, seek emergency medical attention. Provera side effects (more detail) If you have: stop using this medication and contact your physician right away. There may be additional side effects not included in this list. Call 1-800-FDA-1088 to contact FDA and report side effects. Signs of a stroke include sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), a severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance; signs of a blood clot include sudden vision loss, sharp chest pain, feeling out of breath, coughing up blood, pain or warmth in one or both legs; heart attack symptoms include jaw or shoulder pain, nausea, and sweating; liver problems include fatigue, loss of appetite, upper stomach pain, and fev. spotting or breakthrough bleeding; changes in your menstrual periods; vaginal itching or discharge; headache, dizziness, feeling nervous or depressed; breast tenderness or discharge; stomach discomfort, bloating, nausea, vomiting; itching, rash, acne, hair growth, hair loss; premenstrual type symptoms (bloating, fluid retention, mood changes); weight gain; bruising or swelling of your veins; tiredness, trouble sleeping; or vision changes and difficulty wearing contact lenses.
Other drugs may affect Provera, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Drug interactions with Provera (more information) Inform your physician of all other medications you take.
Inquire with your doctor about ways to reduce your risk of developing heart disease. If you currently have or have ever had certain types of cancer, you should not begin taking Provera. You might be more likely to develop some cancers, such as breast cancer, if you take estrogen and progestin together. Have a pelvic exam, breast exam and mammogram (breast X-ray) every year unless your healthcare provider tells you something else. If members of your family have had breast cancer or if you have ever had breast lumps or an abnormal mammogram, you may need to have breast exams more often. You may have a higher risk of developing heart disease if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol (fat in the blood), diabetes, are overweight, or use tobacco. Consult your doctor before taking Provera if you have or have ever had cancer, have had a stroke or heart attack within the past year, have blood clots now or ever, have liver issues now or ever, or suspect you may be pregnant. Be sure to talk to your doctor right away if you take Provera and later learn that you were pregnant at the time you took it. If you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in Provera, you should avoid using it as a pregnancy test. In the event that you experience vaginal bleeding while taking Provera, contact your doctor right away. Regularly discuss whether you should keep taking Provera with your doctor. Tell your healthcare provider if you think that you may be pregnant or having a miscarriage. In order to lower their risk of developing uterine cancer (womb cancer), doctors typically advise women with uteruses to add a progestin. There may be an increased risk of minor birth defects in children whose mothers take this drug during the first 4 months of pregnancy.