According to Drugs.com, medroxyprogesterone acetate 10 mg is used as an adjunct to estrogen replacement therapy in the treatment of endometrial hyperplasia. Other uses for medroxyprogesterone acetate 10 mg include abnormal uterine bleeding and amenorrhea.
Drugs.com states that medroxyprogesterone is a female hormone that controls ovulation and menstruation. Common side effects include changes in weight, hair growth, hair loss, acne, breast tenderness and menstrual changes.
Drugs.com warns that the Food and Drug Administration has classified this drug under Category X of the potential human fetal risk categories. This drug should not be taken while pregnant and the physician prescribing this medication must be alerted immediately if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this medication.