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Depo-Provera is an injection used to prevent pregnancy or relieve symptoms of endometrial or kidney cancer. It contains a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone. The medication comes in the form of a liquid that is injected into a muscle every week to every three months, depending on the reason for using it. Potential side effects may include headaches, weight gain, and irregular menstrual cycles.
What Is Depo-Provera?Depo-Provera® (medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection) is a prescription medication that contains medroxyprogesterone, a form of the hormone progesterone. It is approved for the following uses:
- Preventing pregnancy
- Relieving the symptoms of advanced endometrial cancer or kidney cancer.