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Answers to Questions on Medroxyprogesterone

Dosing Information

The dose of medroxyprogesterone your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The particular medroxyprogesterone product you are using
  • Why you are taking the medicine
  • How you respond to it.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Medroxyprogesterone Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Medroxyprogesterone may react with a number of other medicines (see Medroxyprogesterone Drug Interactions).

What If I Take an Overdose?

In most cases, an overdose with this medication is not considered particularly dangerous. However, it is always important to seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on this or any other drug.
(Click Medroxyprogesterone Overdose for more information.)

What Should I Do If I Forget a Dose?

If you forget your medroxyprogesterone dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
If you are using injectable medroxyprogesterone for birth control and miss one of your regularly scheduled shots, contact your healthcare provider as soon as you remember. Your healthcare provider may need to make sure you are not pregnant before giving you another shot. You may also need to use a backup form of birth control until your next dose.
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