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Wanted to postpone periods. Taken meprate medication, still got periods. Side effects of medication?

Hello Doctor , I took two meprate tablets morning for postponing(since am travelling for long distance I took this tablet but before my travel itself discharge came and its my actual period date for my regular periods) my periods. But unfortunately after 4 hours of taking tablet i got my this months discharge . Now I had a fear like will I have any side effects in my future and this is the first time am having tablet . Please advice me as early as possible and relieve my fear and tell me the side effects of having this two tablets today . And explain me when should i take tablets and when should i not use it . Please Advice. note : am 23years ,unmarried
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Hi shaaswaa,
You would have taken meprate tablets (medroxyprogesterone) around approx time of menses, that may be the reason for your bleeding. There will be no long term side effect for taking 2 tablets. Meprate is usually given to regulate menses and not stopping completely. If it is taken after period, menses would occur only after 1 -2 days after stopping Meprate. There will be no side effects and no need to worry. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
General & Family Physician Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma's  Response

Welcome to HCM,

It seems that you have taken meprate without consulting any doctor.

Tab. Meprate contains medroxyprogesterone, while it is Norethisterone, which is used for this purpose.

For postponement of period, you should have started proper drug 3 days prior to your due date.

There are many side effects of meprate, but with only 2 tablets any significant effect is not expected.

Thanks for trust in Healthcaremagic and posting your query.

Hope you found my response to your query informative and helpful.

With good wishes,

Dr.Chandra Shekhar Sharma
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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