Medroxyprogesterone (Provera®) is a hormonal therapy drug used to treat breast, kidney and womb cancers. It can be used for cancers that have started to spread to other parts of the body or have come back after treatment.
If you have a poor appetite, your doctor may prescribe medroxyprogesterone to increase it.
You may also have medroxyprogesterone to treat hot flushes due to the side effects of some cancer treatments.
It is best to read this information with our general information about hormonal therapies and the type of cancer you have.
Your doctor or nurse will explain why you are having medroxyprogesterone and how long you will take it for.
Your doctor will talk to you about this treatment and its possible side effects before you agree (consent) to have treatment.