- Depo Provera
Depo Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) and/or equivalents
Depo-Provera Injection 150mg/mlSource Country: India
Shipped From: India Manufacturer: Pfizer
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- This item requires a prescription from your doctor
Description of Depo Provera
Depo Provera contains synthesized progesterone, which is a female hormone that helps in preventing ovulation (the release of egg from the ovary). It is used as a contraceptive, and also helps in reducing pain caused due to endometriosis. it is also used to reduce pain in women with kidney cancer. Its generic name is Medroxyprogesterone Acetate. Depo Provera belongs to a class of contraceptive drugs.
Depo Provera makes it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and fertilize the egg, and it also prevents the egg from attaching to the uterine wall. It is administered as an injection or suspension. Prefilled syringes of 150mg/ml are available packaged with 22-gauge x 3/2 inch BD Safety Glide TM needles.
The inactive ingredients in Depo Provera are: polysorbate 80, polyethylene glycol 3350, sodium chloride, propylparaben, methylparaben, and water for injection. When necessary, pH is adjusted with sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid, or both.
Indications & Dosage of Depo Provera
A recommended dose of 150 mg of Depo Provera is given every 3 months, and it should be administered in the gluteal muscles. To ensure that a patient is not pregnant, the injection should be given only after the 1st 5 days of a normal menstrual period.
Long term use of Depo Provera may increase the risk of uterine cancer. It also causes a reduction in bone mass density in women. Depo Provera must be stored at a room temperature varying between 20-25 degrees Celsius.
Side Effects & Interactions of Depo Provera
Tell your doctor if you have any allergy to the ingredients before you buy Depo Provera. You should not take it if you have: breast cancer, liver disease, current/suspected pregnancy, abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Before you buy Depo Provera, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have: asthma, family history of breast cancer, frequent use of tobacco, cancer of the reproductive organs.
The common side effects are:
- Hot flashes
- Redness, and swelling at the injection site
The severe side effects are:
- Severe allergic reactions
- Blood clots
- Mental or mood changes
- Changes in menstrual flow, including breakthrough bleeding, spotting, or missed periods
- Chest pain
- Severe dizziness or fainting
- Partial or complete loss of vision or changes in vision
- Shortness of breath
- Severe stomach pain
- Sudden loss of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Sudden or severe headache or vomiting
- Unusual weight gain or loss
- Swelling of fingers or ankles
- Weakness, numbness, or pain in the arms or legs
The drugs that interact with Depo Provera are:
Warnings & Precautions of Depo Provera
Women using Depo Provera may suffer from bone loss, which increases with prolonged use. Therefore, Depo Provera should not be taken for a long time unless other contraceptives prove to be inadequate.
Do not self-inject the drug if you do not know how to administer it or how to dispose of the used needles and syringes.