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DEPOKARE 150 MG INJECTION

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Composition for DEPOKARE

Medroxyprogesterone(150 mg)

food interaction for DEPOKARE

alcohol interaction for DEPOKARE

pregnancy interaction for DEPOKARE

lactation interaction for DEPOKARE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Depokare 150 mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Depokare 150 mg injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DEPOKARE

Medroxyprogesterone(150 mg)

Uses

Depokare 150 mg injection is used in abnormal uterine bleeding and amenorrhea (absence of menses).

How it works

Medroxyprogesteone is one of a group of medicines called ‘progestogens’ which act like progesterone, a natural sex hormone. It can slow down the growth of certain tumors which are sensitive to hormones. As a contraceptive, it acts by preventing an egg being from fully developed and released from the ovaries, changes the lining of your womb and thickens the mucus at the entrance of the womb which makes pregnancy less likely to occur.

Common side effects

Acne, Altered menstrual cycle, Breast tenderness, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Excessive hair growth on face, Fainting, Hair loss, Insomnia, Irregular vaginal bleeding, Skin swelling, Itching, Slow speech, Difficult speech, Stomach upset, Weight loss, Weight gain

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Expert advice for DEPOKARE

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for DEPOKARE

Medroxyprogesterone

Q.Is medroxyprogesterone a hormone/ bioidentical hormone/ a steroid?
Medroxyprogesterone is a steroid, synthetic, a non-bio-identical hormone

Q.Does medroxyprogesterone work?
It does work well for most of the people if taken at recommended dosage and duration

Q.Can i take ibuprofen/ Tylenol/ birth control pill with medroxyprogesterone?
There are no interactions reported when medroxyprogesterone is taken with ibuprofen or Tylenol. However, it does not mean it does not exist. Always consult your doctor before using it

Q.Does medroxyprogesterone cause ovulation/stop ovulation?
Medroxyprogesterone will not cause ovulation

Q.Does medroxyprogesterone expire?
Like any other medicine, medroxyprogesterone also have an expiry date.

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)