Also Known As: Cycrin, Provera, Medroxyprogesterone
Medroxyprogesterone (MP) is a pregnane that acts as a progestin. An acylated derivative, medroxyprogesterone 17-acetate (MPA) is clinically used as a drug. Compared to MPA, MP is approximately 100 fold less potent as a progestin. MP is also a metabolite of MPA.
While medroxyprogesterone is sometimes used as a synonym for medroxyprogesterone 17-acetate, what is normally being administered is medroxyprogesterone 17-acetate and not medroxyprogesterone.
Medroxyprogesterone is used to regulate irregular periods in a woman's menstral cycle. This drug is also used with women going through menopause.
It can be used by male to female transsexuals.