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Depo-Provera Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)?
- What are the possible side effects of medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)?
- What is the most important information I should know about medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)?
- How should I use medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Depo-Provera)?
- What happens if I overdose (Depo-Provera)?
- What should I avoid while using medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)?
- What other drugs will affect medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Depo-Provera)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Depo-Provera)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)?
This medication will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases--including HIV and AIDS. Using a condom is the only way to protect yourself from these diseases.
What other drugs will affect medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- seizure medication; or
- an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid medicine.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with medroxyprogesterone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about medroxyprogesterone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Depo-Provera Information
- Depo-Provera Drug Interactions Center: medroxyprogesterone im
- Depo-Provera Side Effects Center
- Depo-Provera Overview including Precautions
- Depo-Provera FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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