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Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (e.g., depression), changes in sexual interest/ability, prolonged/complete stopping of menstrual bleeding, bone pain, unusual breast discharge, severe/persistent vaginal bleeding, unusual weakness/tiredness, fainting, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe abdominal pain, yellowing skin/eyes, seizures.
This drug may rarely cause blood clots. Get medical help right away if you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects: sudden/severe headache, chest pain, difficulty breathing, sudden vision changes, numbness in arms/legs, slurred speech, pain in the calf muscles with redness/warmth/swelling.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but get medical help right away if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Depo-SubQ Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: Before using medroxyprogesterone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have any of the following conditions: abnormal/unexplained vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, cancer of the reproductive organs (e.g., cervix, uterus), current problem with blood clots, past history of stroke or blood clots, severe liver disease.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma, lumps in the breast, family history of breast cancer, daily use of alcohol/tobacco, depression, diabetes, eye disease, heart disease (e.g., heart failure, high blood pressure), kidney/liver disease, high cholesterol, migraine, personal or family history of bone disease (e.g., osteoporosis), seizures.
This medication may cause a delay in your ability to get pregnant after you stop using this medication. Consult your doctor for more information.
This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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