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Provera 10mg Tablets

Provera 10mg tablets (30 tablets)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Sat. 07 Aug.

Description for Provera 10mg tablets

Are you due your period and the timing could not be any more inconvenient? Then Provera tablets are here to help.

Get your prescription of Provera online today and delay your period for up to 17 days. Provera is available from The Independent Pharmacy when you complete an online consultation with one of our medical team.

To find out more about periods and see all the available treatments, see our Period Delay page.

Provera Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Provera?

Provera tablets contain the active ingredient Medroxyprogesterone, which is a synthetic version of the female hormone progesterone that can be taken on occasions to delay your period

When taken 3 times a day before your period is due to start it can effectively stop all symptoms of your period including bleeding until you finish your course. Most women will experience their normal period around 3 days after they take the last tablet. 

Provera is not an oral contraceptive pill and will not protect you against pregnancy. Please ensure that you take extra precautions to prevent pregnancy and use a barrier contraceptive such as a condom. If you have had unprotected sex while using Provera and you do not get your period you should take a pregnancy test. 


What is Provera used for?

It is not uncommon for women to find that their period is due at a very inconvenient time and having an option to delay it can help to relieve stress or potential embarrassment and help them to relax and enjoy themselves.

Provera is a great period delay option for women who do not use hormonal contraception or are unable to use norethisterone to delay their period due to their increased risk of venous thromboembolism or blood clots (VTE).


Choosing between Provera and Utovlan

Both medications are effective at delaying a period. However, taking Utovlan can increase the risk of having a blood clot especially in women who smoke, are overweight, aged 35 or over and any woman with additional risk factors for venous thromboembolism. 

For these women, Provera may be a safer option for them to take to delay their period.

If you are under 35 years of age and have taken Utovlan before and have had no side effects it could still be prescribed for you.


What are the risk factors for VTE?

  • Being very overweight
  • You smoke
  • You or someone in your family has a history of VTE
  • You have restricted mobility
  • You have recently undergone surgery

Provera should only be taken to delay periods for one-off occasions and should not be taken to prevent periods altogether. If you are experiencing very heavy or painful periods you should discuss this with a doctor who can advise you on the most appropriate treatment. 


How does Provera work?

As a synthetic form of progesterone, Provera helps to keep your progesterone levels artificially high during your cycle preventing menstrual bleeding. When you stop taking your tablets these levels then begin to drop again triggering your period to start. 

Please note that period delay is an ‘off-label’ use for Provera.

We only supply medical treatments that are registered in the UK. Using Provera to delay a period is off-label. Off-label use means that the medicine isn't licensed for treatment of your condition, however, the medicine does have a licence to treat another condition and has undergone clinical trials. There is a good body of evidence for the effectiveness and safety data for using Provera to delay periods.



*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Provera dosage

Provera tablets are for oral use only and can be taken by adults over the age of 18 years to delay their period.

Take this medicine exactly as you have been directed by your doctor. The number of tablets you will need to take will depend on how long you intend to delay your period.

  1. Start taking Provera 3 days before your period is due to start.
  2. Take 10 mg 3 times a day.
  3. Your period should start around 3 days after you take your last tablet. 

Please be aware that once your period has started, Provera will not stop any further bleeding.

Please note:

1 pack (30 tablets) = 7 days period delay

2 packs (60 tablets) = 17 days period delay

Provera side effects

Provera tablets may cause some people to experience side effects. If you experience any side effects while using this medicine you should speak to a doctor. 

The most common side effects include: 

  • Headaches
  • Feeling sick
  • Spotting or unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Breast tenderness
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Weight gain

In very rare circumstances, Provera can cause some people to have a severe allergic reaction. If you develop any facial swelling or difficulty breathing, speak to a doctor immediately. 

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before taking Provera.

Provera Ingredients

Provera Tablets contain the active substance: medroxyprogesterone acetate. 

The other ingredients are: Lactose monohydrate, sucrose, maize starch, liquid paraffin, talc, calcium stearate, purified water.

Provera warnings

Provera may not be suitable for all women. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with all the information detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet

Do not take Provera if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have ever had breast cancer
  • You have ever had a venous or arterial blood clot
  • You have problems with your liver

Speak to a doctor before taking this medicine if any of the following applies to you:

  • Epilepsy
  • Migraines
  • Asthma
  • Heart or kidney problems, including high blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • You have recently had an operation


Provera and other medication

The effect of Provera may be altered if you are taking certain medications. You should, therefore, speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using this treatment if you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication, including some herbal remedies.


Provera & pregnancy

Do not take Provera if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Provera is not a contraceptive, please use another form of contraception while taking Provera.


Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Period Delay?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Published on: 18-02-2021

Last modified on: 18-02-2021

Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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