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Generic Depo-Provera

You can buy generic Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection) in two forms. Although the brand-name version of this drug comes in three different forms, there are no generic versions of the 400 mg per mL strength available at this time. The FDA has determined that all generic versions of this drug are as good as brand-name Depo-Provera.

Can I Buy Generic Depo-Provera?

Depo-Provera® (medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection) is a prescription medication used as an injectable contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. It may also be used to help relieve pain and other symptoms of endometrial cancer and renal cancer (kidney cancer) that cannot be treated with surgery.
Depo-Provera is manufactured by Pfizer Inc. Some, but not all, Depo-Provera products are available in generic versions.

Available Forms

Generic Depo-Provera is available in the following forms:
  • Medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection 150 mg per mL, available in 1-mL prefilled syringes
  • Medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection 150 mg per mL, available in 1-mL vials.

Who Makes Generic Depo-Provera?

Generic Depo-Provera is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals and Sandoz.

Is Generic Medroxyprogesterone Intramuscular Injection as Good as Depo-Provera?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication.
All of the generic versions of Depo-Provera currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Depo-Provera.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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