Depo-Provera Injection Information
Depo-Provera® (medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection) is a prescription medication used for preventing pregnancy and relieving symptoms caused by kidney or endometrial cancer. Information about the Depo-Provera injection should be reviewed with your healthcare provider prior to use in order to ensure its safety and effectiveness.
Depo-Provera is a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone. It helps prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, altering the lining of the uterus, and thickening the cervical mucus. It can also help relieve cancer symptoms by slowing down the growth of cancer cells.
Although it is generally well tolerated, Depo-Provera can cause side effects. Some of the commonly reported ones include weight gain, headaches, and irregular menstrual bleeding.
This medicine comes in liquid form and is injected into a muscle. It is used every week or every three months, depending on the specific reason for using this drug.
(Click Depo-Provera for more information about this injectable drug, including details on who makes it, what to expect during treatment, and what to do if you miss a dose.)