Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection)

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Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection)

Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection) Medication Classification


Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection) Brandname

Depo-Provera Contraceptive, Depo-Provera

Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Medroxyprogesterone (me-DROKS-ee-proe-JES-te-rone) Used to prevent pregnancy. This medicine is a contraceptive (birth control).

When To Not Use Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to medroxyprogesterone. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant, or if you have had blood clots, liver disease, vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor, or cancer of the breast, uterus, or ovary.

How Should You Use Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle in your upper arm or buttocks.
  • You will need receive this medicine every 3 months (13 weeks). Be sure to keep all appointments with your doctor to receive your injections.
  • If you plan to start this medicine after having a baby, you should receive your first shot within 5 days after your baby is born. If you plan to breastfeed your new baby, you must wait 6 weeks to receive your first shot.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • You must hav

Proper Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection) Storage

Store Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®).

Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection) Warnings

  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, epilepsy, migraine headaches, kidney disease, high cholesterol, or blood clots.
  • If you have recently given birth and are breastfeeding, you might need to wait at least 6 weeks from the day your baby was born before you can receive this medicine.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. The medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
  • Taking large doses of this medicine over long periods of time may increase your risk of some kinds of cancer. Talk to your doctor about this risk.
  • This medicine may decrease bone density, which can lead to osteoporosis (thin or weak bones). Talk with your doctor about taking calcium supplements and getting enough calcium in your diet.
  • If you plan to have children later after you have received this medicine, it may take up to year or longer before you will be able to become pregnant.

Depo-Provera Contraceptive (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Numbness or weakness in your arm or leg, pain in your chest or leg (calf)
  • Severe headache or vomiting, dizziness, slurred speech
  • Shortness of breath, coughing up blood
  • Sudden change in your vision
  • Severe stomach pain, especially on one side
  • Vaginal bleeding that lasts a long time
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Acne or changes in hair growth
  • Breast tenderness
  • Missed or irregular menstrual periods
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
  • Tired feeling or depressed mood , weight changes

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Imaswida, Imaswida - 01/14/2014

To the person above.. I and many of my fridnes and relatives have been on depo and various other birth controls for years. The risks for depo users are much lower than pill users The blood clot risk is barely existent on depo. Look how many pills and rings,patches ect have been sued for killing lots of women. All birth control has risks but don't insult people for showing that there are health benefits with sometjong besides the pill.