Proper Treatment With Depo-Provera
Depo-Provera Dosage for Renal and Endometrial CancerThe standard initial dosage for renal cancer (kidney cancer) and endometrial cancer is 400 mg to 1000 mg per week. Your individual amount will be determined by your healthcare provider. If your symptoms improve and the cancer appears to be stable, the dosage may be decreased to 400 mg once a month.
Depo-Provera is normally used in combination with other cancer treatment. It does not cure cancer, but may help relieve some of the symptoms of cancer. This is known as palliative treatment.
General Information on Receiving Depo-ProveraSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Depo-Provera include the following:
- This medication is given as an injection into a muscle (as an intramuscular, or IM, injection), every week to every three months, depending on the reason it is being used.
- The injection is usually given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a clinic. It is usually given in the buttocks (gluteal muscle) or upper arm (deltoid muscle).
- Depo-Provera should not be used as a contraceptive for longer than two years, unless other birth control methods are not an option.
- For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Make sure to keep all of your appointments with your healthcare provider to avoid missing a dose.
- If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with Depo-Provera, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.