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When Should Medroxyprogesterone Be Avoided?

Who Should Not Use Medroxyprogesterone?

You should not use medroxyprogesterone if you:
 
  • Are allergic to it, Provera, Depo-Provera, depo-subQ Provera 104, 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.
     
  • Currently have or have ever had a blood clot.
     
  • Currently have or have ever had breast cancer.
     
  • Have any estrogen- or progesterone-dependent cancer.
     
  • Had a stroke or heart attack, especially in the past year.
     
  • Have liver disease.
     
  • Have unexplained vaginal bleeding.
     

Final Thoughts

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