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Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection – Product Information
Depo-Provera is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. It is also used to reduce pain caused by endometriosis and in the treatment of certain types of cancer including cancer of the breast, kidney and endometrium. Depo-Provera Injection is available as a 1 ml vial containing a sterile aqueous suspension of 150 mg per ml. We also supply a needle with the disposable syringe.
Name of Drug
Depo-Provera We sell brand Depo-Provera, manufactured by Pfizer in Belgium.
Good for minimum 24 months, please contact us, if you intend to order a larger supply. We will let you know the exact expiry date.
Manufacturer of Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection
Pfizer (Manufactured in Belgium)
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
The active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection is Medroxyprogesterone Acetate.
Uses of Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection
Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection is given in the buttock or upper arm to prevent pregnancy. It is more than 99 percent effective; your chances of becoming pregnant during the first year of use are less than 1 in 100. The injection is given every 3 months (13 weeks) by your doctor. Depo-Provera works by preventing the release of hormones called gonadotropins from the pituitary gland in the brain. Without these hormones, the monthly release of an egg from the ovary cannot occur. If no egg is released, pregnancy is impossible. Depo-Provera also causes changes in the lining of the uterus that make pregnancy less likely even if an egg is released.
Depo-Provera is also used to treat Endometriosis, a condition where the cells from the lining of the uterus (womb) grow in places outside the uterus. It is also used to ease pain and other symptoms in women with metastatic uterine cancer or in the treatment of certain cancers including cancer of the breast, cancer of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) and kidney cancer. This medication is not a cure for these conditions.
Depo-Provera may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Depo-Provera Injection – Dosage
Depo-Provera is given by a doctor. To make sure you are not pregnant when you receive your first injection, it is given only during the first 5 days after your menstrual period, when it is very unlikely that you could be pregnant. If you are breastfeeding, Depo-Provera is given 6 weeks after childbirth to reduce the infant's exposure to the drug through breast milk. If you are not breastfeeding, it is given within 5 days of childbirth.
Depo-Provera must be taken every 3 months (13 weeks), on schedule. Although the birth-control effects of the drug generally take time to wear off, there is still a possibility of becoming pregnant right away if you miss your scheduled injection.
- If you miss a dose... If you allow more than 13 weeks to elapse before your next injection, your doctor will do a test to make sure you are not pregnant before giving you another injection.
- Storage instructions... Depo-Provera is always given at a doctor's office or clinic, never at home.
Warnings and Precautions to be taken when using Depo-Provera Injection
You should not use Depo-Provera if you know or suspect you are pregnant, or if you have unusual vaginal bleeding that has not been diagnosed by a doctor.
Also avoid Depo-Provera if you know or suspect you have breast cancer, or if you have liver disease.
Do not use this method of birth control if you have thrombophlebitis (inflammation of a vein with development of a blood clot), or have ever had any blood-clotting disorders, such as a stroke, or disease of the blood vessels in the brain.
You should not take Depo-Provera if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Medroxyprogesterone Acetate or to any of the inactive ingredients present in the medication. A majority of women undergoing therapy with Depo-Provera injection experience disruption of menstrual bleeding patterns. The use of Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection reduces serum estrogen levels and is associated with significant loss of bone mineral density (BMD). There exists a possibility of an ectopic pregnancy among women using Depo-Provera who become pregnant or complain of severe abdominal pain. Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions as well as cases of convulsions have been reported in patients using Depo-Provera. Many reports suggest an association between intrauterine exposure to progestational drugs like Depo-Provera in the first trimester of pregnancy and genital abnormalities in male and female fetuses.
Depo-Provera and Pregnancy
Because Depo-Provera is a long-acting form of birth control, it will take a while for the effects of your last injection to wear off. In medical studies, only 68 percent of women became pregnant within 12 months after stopping Depo-Provera. However, within 18 months, 93 percent had become pregnant. If you think you will want to get pregnant shortly after you stop using birth control, Depo-Provera may not be the ideal method for you. The length of time you use Depo-Provera does not affect the delay in becoming pregnant when you stop.
Side Effects of Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection
The possible Side Effects of medications cannot be anticipated. If any side effects develop or change in intensity when using Depo-Provera, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Depo-Provera.
By far, the most common side effect of Depo-Provera is unpredictable menstrual bleeding. In fact, most women have some change in their menstrual pattern. For example, when first taking Depo-Provera, it is common to have spotting between menstrual periods, or an increase or decrease in the amount of bleeding when menstrual periods occur. With continued use, many women stop having their menstrual periods altogether.
By 12 months (or four injections), 55 percent of women report not having periods, and by 24 months, 68 percent no longer have periods. Going without a menstrual period, however, is not necessarily an indication that something is wrong.
- Other common side effects of Depo-Provera injection may include: abdominal pain or discomfort, dizziness, headache, nervousness, decreased libido, unpredictable menstrual bleeding, amenorrhea, weakness or fatigue, weight gain or loss
Buy Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection 150 mg Online
You can buy Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection online from the Swiss Pharmacy. It is available in 1 ml vials containing a sterile aqueous suspension of 150 mg per ml.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Monday, 17. August 2009.
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