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Depo Provera is a contraceptive medicine given to women in the form of an injection. Apart from preventing pregnancy, this medicine also reduces risks of endometrial cancer by as much as 80%. The drug remains effective for 13 weeks, and after that, you will need to take another shot. The generic name of the drug is Medroxyprogesterone Acetate and it belongs to the category of hormonal contraceptives.
The recommended dose of the drug is Depo Provera 150mg once in 13 weeks. The medication needs to be administered into the patient’s deltoid or gluteal muscle. To make sure that the injection is not being given during a pregnancy, it is given within 5 days of the patient’s menstrual period.
The major advantages of taking a Depo Provera shot include:
Depo Provera works by hindering the development of follicles and preventing ovulation. It also inhibits the penetration of sperm by changing cervical mucus structure. It can be used by women of all child-bearing ages, except pregnant women.
Depo Provera should not be used as a contraceptive method for more than 2 years, as using it in the long term can cause other complications regarding your fertility in the future. If you do not take the next shot after 13 weeks, you should make sure that you are not pregnant before taking it. Apart from that, your doctor will not advise you to buy Depo Provera if you are suffering from active thrombophlebitis, suspected breast malignancy, liver disease, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, or have a hypersensitivity to the drug or any of its ingredients.
Mild side effects are associated with the use of Depo Provera, such as headache, abdominal discomfort, nervousness, dizziness, decreased libido, and irregular menstrual periods. Most of these can be easily managed, but if any of them worsen or persist, you should contact your doctor and seek medical help. As this drug causes dizziness in some patients, you should not drive a vehicle, operate a machine, or do any such activity that requires complete alertness immediately after taking a shot.
One ml of Depo Provera aqueous solution contains the following ingredients:
If required, the pH of Depo Provera may be adjusted by adding hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide or both.