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When to Avoid Depo-Provera

Who Should Not Use Depo-Provera?

You should not receive Depo-Provera injections if you:
  • Are allergic to Depo-Provera, medroxyprogesterone, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are pregnant or might be pregnant. Depo-Provera should also not be used to test for pregnancy.
  • Currently have or have ever had a blood clot.
  • Have liver disease.
  • Have unexplained vaginal bleeding.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this medication should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with Depo-Provera that may apply to you.
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