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Depo-Subq Provera

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

What is Depo-Subq Provera used for?

This medication is used to prevent pregnancy. Medroxyprogesterone is like a natural hormone made by the body. Medroxyprogesterone is also used to treat endometriosis. It works by lowering the amount of certain hormones in the body and decreasing the growth of abnormal tissues that cause endometriosis. This helps reduce pain and other symptoms. Using this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia).


Medroxyprogesterone Acetate


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Depo-Subq Provera Frequently Asked Questions

This medication may cause serious bone loss which may not return to normal after you stop using it. The risk of bone loss increases with longer use of this medication and smoking. An important time when your bones continue to build up is during your teenage and young adult years. Use of this medication may increase the risk of weak/brittle bones (osteoporosis), which can lead to broken bones when you are older. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medication and other birth control choices.

This medication should not be used longer than 2 years for birth control or for treatment of endometriosis unless other methods/treatments will not work for you.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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