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With Felix, you can get Medroxyprogesterone prescribed by a licensed healthcare practitioner and delivered to your door for free.

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What is

Medroxyprogesterone acetate tablets is a medication that has a number of uses.

It’s used as a Menopause Hormone Therapy (also known as Hormone Replacement Therapy), in combination with estrogen therapy in women that have intact uteri.

Medroxyprogesterone is also used to treat menstrual disorders that are caused by hormonal imbalances.

Additionally, Medroxyprogesterone is sometimes used to treat and relieve symptoms associated with: 

  • Endometrial cancer
  • Breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

For more resources, including a full list of the risks and benefits of Medroxyprogesterone, please review the product monograph.

How does

Progesterone is a naturally produced female hormone that helps regulate bleeding patterns.

Medroxyprogesterone is a hormone that’s very similar to the naturally produced progesterone, so when women enter menopause and postmenopause, their bodies begin producing less progesterone. This medication helps replace this natural reduction in hormones to regulate bleeding patterns.

This medication also works by reducing the risk of developing endometrial hyperplasia (overgrowth of the uterus lining), as well as the risk of cancer of the uterus.

It’s believed that it works to prevent cancer by decreasing hormone release, and preventing cancer cells from multiplying, by balancing out high levels of estrogen.

What is
used to treat?

There are a number of uses that Medroxyprogesterone is indicated for, including:

  • As part of Menopause Hormone Therapy (MHT), alongside estrogen therapy, for women with intact uteri
  • As part of the treatment for menstrual disorders that are caused by hormone imbalances
  • As part of the treatment plan for managing symptoms associated with endometrial cancer
  • As part of the treatment plan for treating symptoms associated with breast cancer in postmenopausal women

It’s important to note that regular check-ups are essential to ensure the efficacy of your treatments, as well as to ensure you’re minimizing possible risks associated with MHT.

How do you take

The dosage of Medroxyprogesterone that’s prescribed to you will depend on the treatment plan being used.

Your healthcare practitioner will give clear dosing instructions for your medication, depending on which indication Medroxyprogesterone is being used for. Always follow your practitioner's dosage schedule exactly as prescribed, and never take more Medroxyprogesterone than has been prescribed.

Medroxyprogesterone tablets should be taken by mouth, and they can be taken with or without food.

To help ensure the highest efficacy for your medication, you should take your daily dose of Medroxyprogesterone around the same time. This will help ensure the hormone levels in your body remain as stable as possible throughout your treatment cycle.

How long does
last after you take it?

What are the common side effects of

The side effects that are most commonly seen while taking Medroxyprogesterone include:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Lactation (breast milk secretion)
  • Breakthrough bleeding
  • Spotting
  • Irregular periods
  • Absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea)
  • Vaginal secretions
  • Headaches
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Premenstrual syndrome-like symptoms
  • Itching, hives, or rash
  • Acne
  • Hair loss or growth
  • Abdominal discomfort or bloating
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Weight gain
  • Swelling
  • Mood shaped face

If any of these side effects start to become severe or uncomfortable, you should talk to your healthcare practitioner. They may be able to suggest an alternative Medroxyprogesterone dosage or an alternative medication that may work better for you.

MHT is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms and has been shown to prevent bone loss.

In menopausal women who start appropriately-dosed MHT prior to age 60 OR within 10 years of their last period, the health benefits outweigh the risks.

Risks of MHT are considered very rare (~1 case per 1000 to 10,000 women on MHT per year) and may include:

  • risks of stroke or blood clots in legs or lungs with oral estrogen (much lower risk with estrogen gel or patch)
  • risks of dementia in women older than 65 years,
  • risk of breast cancer (less than ~1 case per 1000 women on MHT per year)  

These conditions are all rare, but they highlight the importance of having a full discussion with your healthcare practitioner; especially if you’re experiencing moderate to severe side effects.

Individualization is key, and your MHT treatment plan should be reassessed (at least) once a year to monitor your health, as well as ensure that you are on the correct dosage and formulation.

Your practitioner can help you find balance between treating your symptoms safely, and avoiding increased risks.

Who shouldn't take

There are certain people that shouldn’t use Medroxyprogesterone, including:

  • People with liver disease
  • People who have or have had cancer of the breast or uterus, unless Medroxyprogesterone is being used to treat and relieve symptoms of these cancers
  • People with abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • People who are pregnant, or believe they may be pregnant
  • People who have or have had any blood circulation problems (i.e., blood clots, stroke, blindness, or migraines)
  • People who have had a stroke or heart attack
  • People who are allergic to progestin or any of the other ingredients in Medroxyprogesterone

In addition to these people, there are others who should be cautious about taking Medroxyprogesterone. Be sure to talk to your healthcare practitioner if you:

  • Have a history of allergies or intolerances to any other medications or substances
  • Have a history of breast disease, lumps, breast biopsies, or a family history of breast cancer
  • Have any unusual or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
  • Have a history of uterine fibroids or endometriosis
  • Have a history of liver disease or jaundice
  • Have a history of itching related to estrogen use or during pregnancy
  • Have a history of migraine headache
  • Have a history of high blood pressure
  • Have a personal or family history of blood clots, or a personal history of heart disease or stroke
  • Have a history of kidney disease, asthma, or epilepsy
  • Have a history of bone disease
  • Have diabetes
  • Have porphyria (a blood pigment disease)
  • Have a history of high cholesterol or triglycerides
  • Have had a hysterectomy
  • Are pregnant or may become pregnant
  • Smoke

If any of these conditions apply to you, your healthcare practitioner may be able to suggest an alternative Medroxyprogesterone dosage or another medication that may work better for you.

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is taken regularly by men?


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What is Felix?

Felix is Canada’s first truly integrated healthcare platform. We provide on-demand treatment for everyday health needs like weight loss, mental health, sexual health, and more. Founded in 2019, our digital-first approach to healthcare includes everything from diagnosis to prescription — all accessible from the comfort of home.

Who can use Felix?

Anyone who is 18 years or older older (16 or older for acne and birth control prescriptions), and is located in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan or Ontario. We cannot ship medication outside of these provinces at this time.

Does Felix replace my doctor?

No. Felix provides a faster, hassle-free way for you to get a prescription to certain medications but our service does not replace your primary care provider. For matters that extend beyond obtaining a prescription lifestyle medication safely and easily, we encourage you to consult your primary health practitioner in person — whether for checkups, personal health concerns, or to inform them about the medications you are currently using.

Can I be accurately assessed remotely?

Absolutely. Our online assessments have been designed to ask all the necessary questions required for diagnosis. We've worked with specialist to create an assessment process that can provide sufficient information for the healthcare practitioner to determine whether or not you are eligible for a prescription and craft an appropriate treatment plan.

It's an emergency. What do I do?

Call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room immediately. Felix is not intended for medical emergencies. Once the emergency has been addressed or resolved, contact your prescribing practitioner to inform them of your experience as this may impact your current treatment plan.

Online Visits

How does this visit work?

After creating an account, you will complete a medical assessment for evaluation by one of the Felix healthcare practitioners. 

During your assessment, you will have the opportunity to send your practitioner questions via secure messaging.  

In most cases, practitioners will complete your assessment with secure messaging alone but sometimes they may determine you require an audio or video visit and/or further diagnostic testing to help determine the best treatment plan for you. 

If your practitioner has determined a prescription treatment is appropriate, they will approve your visit and write you a prescription. Our pharmacy will then ship your prescription to your home.

You’ll be able to message your healthcare practitioner if you have questions about your medication or want to make changes to your treatment at any time.

Do I need to complete my online visit at a scheduled time?

No. We use an asynchronous telemedicine model so you can complete your online visit in your own time and we save your progress so you can come back later to finish it.

If you are completing a visit in the mental health or weight loss categories, your healthcare practitioner may require a phone or video call to discuss your medical profile further during the assessment process.

Does the online visit require a phone or video appointment?

Most assessments do not require a phone or video conversation. Once a prescriber has reviewed the info in your assessment they will respond to you via secure instant messages that you can access within your Felix account.  

If you are completing a visit in the mental health or weight loss categories, your healthcare practitioner may require a phone or video call to discuss your medical profile further during the assessment process.

How quickly will a healthcare practitioner review my online visit?

You can expect to receive a response from a healthcare practitioner within 24 hours of submission. If you’ve been waiting longer than this, please email and we’ll look into it.

Can I just get the medication and skip the online visit?

No. A prescription written by a licensed healthcare practitioner is required for all medication currently provided through Felix’s service. If you already have a prescription with at least one refill remaining, you can transfer it to the Felix Pharmacy network.

Please email our Customer Support team at and they will be able to assist you with the transfer.


How long will it take to get my medication?

Not long. After completing your assessment, a practitioner will generally respond within 24 hours, and often much sooner.

The pharmacy will process and fill your prescription within 2-3 business days of your prescription approval date if there is nothing blocking them from doing so.

All packages are shipped via Express Post, which usually takes 2-3 business days. You will receive an email with your tracking number once your treatment has been shipped.

Is your packaging discreet?

Absolutely. All Felix shipments arrive in a nondescript blister package so you can have your medication shipped wherever makes sense for you as long as there is someone there to sign for it.

Do I have to be home to receive my package?

A signature upon delivery may be required.

How much does it cost for shipping my medication?

There is currently no cost to have your medication sent to you from our Felix Pharmacy network.

What courier do you use for shipping?

Our pharmacy partners use Canada Post and/or Purolator for shipping.

Privacy and Security

Is my information private and secure?

Yes, your security is paramount to Felix’s mission. Personal health information provided during your medical assessment is strictly and legally confidential between you and the Felix healthcare practitioner.

Beyond that, all your account information (including the medical assessment, credit card, and shipping information, etc.) is also stored safely and securely. Felix is compliant with all federal and provincial health privacy legislation. It is our duty to protect your data with comprehensive security infrastructure and stringent data policies to ensure it stays private and secure.

Read more on our Privacy Policy.

Is this legal?

Yes! In Canada, only a licensed healthcare practitioner can write a prescription, and only a registered pharmacist can fill that prescription. We are supported by leaders in the Canadian pharmacology and specialized medical fields. Felix adheres strictly to all the regulations set forth by all applicable Colleges of Pharmacists and Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in which we operate.

Is this safe?

Absolutely. All prescriptions obtained via Felix are provided by licensed Canadian healthcare practitioners—the same as you would get at a hospital, doctor’s office, or clinic. These practitioners do not provide prescriptions unless they deem it medically safe and appropriate to write them based on your medical profile and assessment answers. Our assessments have been crafted by the experts on our medical team. Finally, all Felix Pharmacies are provincially accredited just like any retail pharmacy.

How is my privacy protected?

Your privacy is our top priority. All your data is 256 bit SSL/TLS encrypted, and we take significant steps to keep your data secure. You can read our Privacy Policy for more information. 

Pricing and Payment

How much is the online visit?

Felix charges a fee for the online visit, but only if and when you are approved by the healthcare practitioner. In most cases the fee is $40 but varies by treatment category. The visit fee includes a prescription valid for up to a year (depending on the condition) and on-going support from the healthcare practitioner or pharmacist.

How much will my medication cost?

It depends. Medication costs vary from treatment to treatment but will be in line with what you would pay at a pharmacy in person. You will see the estimated cost of your medication before insurance, during the online visit but will only be charged once approved. Once approved, your prescription will be sent to the pharmacy and we will process the payment and fill the prescription within one to two days.

Keep in mind that you won’t necessarily need to pay the full price yourself. If you have insurance, Felix’s partner pharmacies will bill your insurer directly. You may also be eligible for financial support in your province.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards for any aspect of your treatment not covered by insurance or other financial support

When am I charged?

You will be charged for the online visit as soon as it is approved by the healthcare practitioner. From there, and after your prescription is activated by the pharmacy, you will be charged the medication cost for each shipment based on your chosen refill schedule. If you have provided insurance or benefits coverage details, it will be applied according to your plan.


Am I covered by my insurance?

Medication coverage varies greatly between different insurance plans.

The good news is that if you are covered, Felix can bill your insurer directly, and then ship your medications right to your door at no additional cost to you. We recommend that you upload your private and/or provincial benefit card during the online visit so that our pharmacy partner can apply any coverage you are eligible for before shipping your meds.

Insurance coverage for medications through Felix doesn't include the cost of your visit.

Is the online visit covered by my insurance or provincial health plans?

A Felix online visit is considered asynchronous since it is conveniently completed through a secure chat bases system. Currently, asynchronous visits are not covered by insurance or provincial health plans so you will be charged a visit fee, depending on the category of treatment you are requesting.

Is the medication covered by my insurance or provincial health plans?

Medication coverage varies greatly between different plans, provinces, and has specific criteria that determine eligibility. For private insurance, we recommend contacting your benefits administrator with your details and the Drug Identification Number (DIN) and the drug name to determine your coverage.

For more details on provincial health plan coverage see below:

Alberta: Learn more about AHCIP here. Search for covered drugs here.

British Columbia: Learn more about MSP here. Search for covered drugs here.

Manitoba: Learn more about MHSIP here. Search for covered drugs here.

Newfoundland and Labrador: Learn more about MCP here. Search for covered drugs here.

Nova Scotia: Learn more about MSI here. Search for covered drugs here.

Ontario: Learn more about OHIP+ here. Search for covered drugs here.

Prince Edward Island: Learn more about Health PEI here. Search for covered drugs here.

Saskatchewan: Learn more about Saskatchewan Health Coverage here. Search for covered drugs here.

Is birth control covered by OHIP in Ontario?

OHIP+ covers some birth control for eligible residents of Ontario who are under 25 years old and do not have private insurance. You can check if your birth control medication is covered here. Make sure to upload your Ontario health card during your online visit so our pharmacy partners can apply your coverage directly.

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