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Depo Provera 150mg Injection

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Composition for Depo Provera 150mg Injection

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Primary uses of Depo Provera 150mg Injection

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Pregnancy
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1 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Depo Provera Injection

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Uses of Depo Provera Injection

Depo Provera 150mg Injection is used in abnormal uterine bleeding and contraception.
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Depo Provera Injection side effects

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Edema (swelling), Abdominal bloating, Anxiety, Irritability, Depression, Muscle pain.

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How to use Depo Provera Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Depo Provera Injection works

Depo Provera 150mg Injection is a progestin (female hormones). It works as part of hormone replacement therapy by replacing the amount of oestrogen in the uterus. It works to bring on menstruation by replacing the natural progesterone that some women are missing.

In Depth Information on Depo Provera Injection

Expert advice for Depo Provera Injection

  • Swallow each tablet whole. Take your tablets at the same time each day. Treatment may be required for 8 to 10 weeks before any effect can be found.
  • Do not take medroxyprogesterone If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to medroxyprogesterone or other similar hormone  medicines or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Avoid smoking while you are taking this medicine. Smoking greatly increases your risk of blood clots.
  • This medicine can pass into body fluids (including urine, feces, vomit, semen, vaginal fluid). Patients and caregivers should wear rubber gloves while cleaning up body fluids, handling contaminated trash or laundry or changing diapers. Wash hands before and after removing gloves. Wash soiled clothing and linens separately from other laundry.
  • Body fluids should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant. Use condoms during sexual activity to avoid exposure to body fluids.
  • Avoid becoming pregnant while being treated with medroxyprogesterone.
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Depo Provera Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Depo Provera Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Depo Provera 150mg Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Depo Provera 150mg Injection is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Nonhormonal contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
Driving
Depo Provera 150mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Depo Provera 150mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Depo Provera 150mg Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Frequently asked questions about Depo Provera Injection

Frequently asked questions about Medroxyprogesterone

Depo provera is a medicine which contains a synthetic, steroid hormone similar to but not same as progesterone, so, it is a non-bio-identical hormone.
Q. Can I take Depo provera with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Depo provera can be taken with paracetamol (acetaminophen). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Depo provera prevents follicular maturation and stops ovulation.
Yes, like any other medicine, Depo provera has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Yes, Depo provera can be used as a contraceptive, a birth control pill. However, it should be used only when advised by your doctor.
Depo provera is safe if used in doses as prescribed by your gynecologist or physician for a prescribed duration.
Depo provera can cause prolonged bleeding when used immediately after delivery or termination of pregnancy. Please consult your physician if you are experiencing prolonged bleeding while taking Depo provera.
Depo provera does not make you sleepy, rather it causes insomnia (inability to sleep), which is an uncommon side effect with its use. In case you feel sleepy while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor.
Yes, weight gain is a very common side effect of Depo provera. Please consult your physician if you are experiencing weight gain while taking Depo provera.
Yes, acne is a common side effect seen with the use of Depo provera. Please consult your gynecologist or physician if you have acne while taking Depo provera.
No, constipation has not been reported as a side effect with Depo provera. Please discuss with your physician if you experience constipation while taking Depo provera.
Depo provera itself is a birth control pill. Please consult your gynecologist or physician before taking it with other birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Depo provera with ibuprofen?
Depo provera can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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