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What is Meprate?

Meprate Tablet is used for Irregular menstrual periods, Abnormal uterine bleeding, Infrequent menstrual periods, Irregular menstruation, Abnormal bleeding from the uterus, Irregular menstrual cycle and other conditions. Meprate Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Meprate Tablet contains Medroxy Progesterone Acetate as an active ingredient.
Meprate Tablet works by preventing an egg release from the ovaries, changes in the lining of womb and thickening of the mucus at the entrance of the womb.
Serum Institute Of India manufactures Meprate Tablet.
Detailed information related to Meprate Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Meprate Tablet Uses

Meprate Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Meprate Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Meprate Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

Meprate Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Meprate Tablet - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Meprate Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
Learn more: Side-effects

Meprate Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Meprate Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

Meprate Tablet - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Meprate Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Meprate Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Acitretin
  • Amprenavir
  • Bexarotene
  • Boceprevir
  • Bosentan
  • Bridion
Learn more: Interactions

Meprate Tablet - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Meprate Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Meprate Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Learn more: Contraindications

Where to Buy Meprate Tablet

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Meprate Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Meprate Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
  • Is Meprate Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Meprate Tablet be used for irregular menstrual periods and abnormal uterine bleeding?
    Yes, irregular menstrual periods and abnormal uterine bleeding are among the most common reported uses for Meprate Tablet. Please do not use Meprate Tablet for irregular menstrual periods and abnormal uterine bleeding without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Meprate Tablet.
  • How long do I need to use Meprate Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 1 week and 3 days as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Meprate Tablet. Click here to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Meprate Tablet.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Meprate Tablet? website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Meprate Tablet. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Meprate Tablet. Click here to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Meprate Tablet.
  • Should I consume Meprate Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Meprate Tablet after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here to find out what other patients report as timing of using Meprate Tablet.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Meprate Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Meprate Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Meprate Tablet

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 1, 2, 3, 4

Overdosage of Meprate Tablet

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Meprate Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 5, 6, 7

Storage of Meprate Tablet

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Meprate Tablet.
References: 8, 9, 10, 11

Expired Meprate Tablet

  • Taking a single dose of expired Meprate Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 12, 13

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Questions - Meprate Tablet

Yes, Meprate may cause weight gain. The active ingredient of Meprate is Medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is a contraceptive agent which comes under the class of synthetic progestins. It is used to prevent pregnancy by stopping the ovulation and It is also used to treat and prevent gynecological disorders like menstrual disorders pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding caused by a hormone imbalance and endometriosis. It acts by suppressing the gonadotropins thus inhibit the release of ovulation during the menstrual cycle. 

Meprate medication can cause various common side effects including breast tenderness, decreased sexual desire, hair loss, nervousness, bloating, acne, menstrual cramps, weight gain, swelling, redness of vagina, and headache.

A study published in 2009 in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that patients taking Meprate had a mean weight gain of 10 pounds depending on drug, dose, and duration over the course of 6- 24 months. However, the exact weight gain varied, depending on the contraceptive agent used. According to PubMed Health and MedlinePlus, the possible side effect of Meprate is weight gain.

If you're concerned about weight gain while taking Meprate, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

1. Le YC, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Early weight gain predicting later weight gain among depot medroxyprogesterone acetate users. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;114(2 Pt 1):279-84 URL: 
2. Medline Plus Medroxyprogesterone Injection URL: 
3. DailyMed medroxyprogesterone acetate (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) tablet URL: Accessed November 21, 2017
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Meprate Tablet - Packages and Strengths

Meprate Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
Meprate Tablet - Packages: 10 Tablet
Meprate Tablet - Strengths: 2.5MG, 10MG

Meprate Tablet - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Meprate Tablet - Demographic Information


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