Generic Name: MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE (CONTRACEPTIVE) -
SUBCUTANEOUS Pronounced: (med-ROX-ee-proe-JES-ter-one AS-e-tate) Depo-SubQ Provera 104 SubQ Uses
This medication is used to prevent pregnancy. It provides
birth control by stopping the body from making certain hormones, preventing the
growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation), and changing the womb to make
it more difficult for the fertilized egg to attach to the wall of the
Medroxyprogesterone is also used for the treatment of
endometriosis. It works by lowering the amount of certain hormones in the body
and decreasing the growth of abnormal tissues that causes endometriosis,
thereby reducing pain.
How To Use Depo-SubQ Provera 104 SubQ
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your
pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a
This medication is given by injection under the skin once
every 3 months. Before starti...
Full Question: I’m on the depo-provero shot (birth control) and ever since I got on it I have been having really bad headaches and I was wondering if because of the shot is why I’m having headaches and what I can do about it. Thanks, Desie. Answer: Dear Barb; The Depo-Provera certainly could be the source of your headaches, but only working with your own doctor is going to definitively answer that question. Many women find that birth control, hormone replacement therapy, etc., have a tremendous impact on headaches and Migraine. I suggest that you talk to your doctor about alternatives to Depo-Provera. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert About Ask the Clinician : Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he and Lead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches and Migraines. You can read more about Dr. Krusz or more about Teri Robert . If you have a question for this ...
Injected Contraceptives Injected contraceptives are given once every 3 months. Most injectables are progestin-only. In the United States, depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera) is the only approved injected contraceptive. Depo-Provera (also called Depo, or DMPA) uses a progestin called medroxyprogesterone. Depo-Provera is very effective in preventing pregnancies. About 3 in 100 women who use it become pregnant. However, Depo also carries the risk for many mild and serious side effects. The most serious side effect is loss of bone density (see "Disadvantages"). Because of this complication, Depo-Provera should not be used for longer than 2 years. Administering Injections : A physical examination is necessary before beginning the injections. Depo is injected into a muscle in the patient's arm or buttock. During months between injections, the hormone slowly diffuses out of the muscle into the bloodstream. Depo requires an injection by the doctor once every 3 months. If more than 2 weeks...
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