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By Barbara Forney, VMD
Commonly prescribed for: Estrus suppression in the female, for behavioral management of intact male dogs and cats, and to manage feline psychogenic dermatitis and alopecia
Species: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Therapeutic Class: Long-acting Synthetic Progesterone
Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) is long-acting synthetic progesterone. It is used commonly in women as an injectable contraceptive. Oral MPA is used in women to treat bleeding disturbances associated with the menstrual cycle. MPA blocks the secretion of pituitary hormones and has a marked effect on ACTH and cortisol release. MPA also has an anti-insulin effect and decreases testosterone in male humans and male dogs.
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Sterile suspension intended for injection.
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