The usual dose of MPA is 5 to 10 mg taken once daily for the first 12 to 14 days of the menstrual cycle. Your doctor will be able to decide which dose is best for you.
How to take MPA
Always take MPA as instructed by your doctor. For pre-menopausal women, MPA should be taken once daily for 14 days, beginning 7 days after the first day of bleeding. For post-menopausal women who no longer experience natural periods, MPA can be taken for any 14 consecutive days in a 28 day cycle. MPA should be taken in combination with an oestrogen supplement, which you should continue to take daily for the whole 28 day cycle. During the break from your MPA pills, you will experience what is known as a withdrawal bleed. Try and remember to take your tablet at around the same time each day, for example, each morning with breakfast.
If you miss a dose of MPA, take it as soon as you remember. However, if you remember when it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed one and carry on as normal. Never take a double dose to make up for a missed one.