Sayana Press 104 mg Injection

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Overview

Uses of Sayana Press Injection

Sayana Press 104 mg Injection is used for contraception.

Sayana Press Injection side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Nervousness

How to use Sayana Press Injection

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

How Sayana Press Injection works

Sayana Press 104 mg Injection is a progestin (female hormone). It works by preventing an egg from developing fully and being released from the ovaries during your menstrual cycle. It also alters the lining of your womb and thickens the mucus at the entrance of the womb, making it more difficult for the sperm to enter. This prevents pregnancy.

Sayana Press Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Sayana Press 104 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Sayana Press 104 mg 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
Sayana Press 104 mg 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 Sayana Press 104 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Sayana Press 104 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Sayana Press 104 mg Injection is used for preventing pregnancy (contraception).
  • To aboid the risk of becoming pregnant you must take the injection once after every 12 weeks. 
  • It is usually given into the muscle of the buttock or upper arm.
  • The injection cannot be reversed once it has been given and its effects last for at least 12 weeks.
  • Fertility does return once the injections are stopped, but the time varies for each woman.
  • It may cause irregular bleeding, spotting or your menstrual bleeds to stop altogether. Inform your doctor if you get heavy or prolonged bleeding.
  • Long term use can cause a loss of bone mineral density and increase the risk of weak bones and osteoporosis.
  • Do not take Sayana Press 104 mg Injection if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a history of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, liver problems, or bleeding problems.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Sayana Press

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I have been suffering from irregular menstruation (late). I consulted doctor and had to do USG. My report is normal and she advised me to take femilon tab. My marriage is next month. Will femilon act as reliable contraceptive too? If yes, then please tell me the rule to take it. Please reply
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Yes, femilon is a good method for contraception. You should take 1 tab daily at a fixed time for 21 days. After a gap of 1 week you can start the next pack. Don't miss any dose. Rest you can discuss with your.
Mam, We did sex in today after noon. How can we avoid to conceive. Plz suggest medicine if any required.
Dr. Asmita Kaundal
Infertility and Gynaecologist
you can take an I pill within 72 hrs on ur act. but u ve to remember it is only 90% effective. no medication is 100% effective. and u can not take I pills more den once as it is high dose progesterone and repeated doses causes cycle disturbances and unpredictable ovulation and increases chancea of unwanted pregnancy so please shift to a permanant method of contraception.
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FAQs

Q. What is Sayana Press used for?

Sayana Press is a birth control method for women. It is made up of a hormone similar to progesterone.

Q. When and how to take Sayana Press ?

The first dose is usually given within 5 days of starting of your period. It is given as a injection into the muscle of arm or buttocks, either by a doctor or nurse. You must receive an injection every 12 weeks to avoid getting pregnant.

Q. Does Sayana Press provide 100% protection from pregnancy?

No, Sayana Press is 97% effective, which means 3 out of 100 women using Sayana Press may get pregnant. However, if you are taking every dose on time, then it can be more than 99% effective.

Q. Can I become pregnant after I stop using Sayana Press?

Yes, your fertility returns to normal after few months of stopping Sayana Press (on average three months, but it may take up to 1 year). However, if you are planning to get pregnant soon, it may not be best to use Sayana Press.

Q. What are the side effects of using Sayana Press?

It may cause a few side effects like irregular menstrual periods or no periods at all, weight gain, headache, stomach pain, dizziness, acne, and breast tenderness. Most of these side effects are temporary. If these persist, consult your doctor.

Q. When does Sayana Press start working?

Sayana Press starts working immediately if given within first 5 days of beginning of your periods. But, if you receive the dose at an another time of your menstrual cycle, then it takes 7 to 10 days to show effectiveness. In these days, you must use some other contraceptive method such as condom to avoid pregnancy.

Q. What are the advantages of using Sayana Press?

It has many advantages. It is almost 100% effective. It works for at least 12 weeks. You do not need to take daily oral contraceptive pill. It does not interfere with sexual intercourse. It reduces the risk of endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus) by 80%. It may also be helpful in relieving painful periods.

Q. What if I am late for my injection?

Depo-Provera injections should be given every 12 weeks. If you wait longer than 13 weeks between injections, you may need to take a pregnancy test before your next injection. You will need to use additional barrier methods of contraception, like condoms, for 14 days after having the late injection.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 10th Oct 2018.
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