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Medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection (depo-subQ Provera 104®) is a prescription medicine often used for preventing pregnancy or managing pain caused by endometriosis. It is injected just under the skin every 12 to 14 weeks.
Medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injections can help prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, thinning the lining of the uterus, and thickening the cervical mucus. This drug can also reduce estrogen levels in the body, helping to relieve symptoms associated with endometriosis.
To help ensure the safe use of medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injections, inform your healthcare provider about your medical history before treatment begins. For example, make sure your healthcare provider knows about any other medical problem you may have, such as diabetes, epilepsy, or liver disease. You should also tell him or her about all other medications you are taking, to help reduce the risk of drug interactions.
(Click Medroxyprogesterone Subcutaneous Injection for more information on this medicine, including more detailed dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and generic availability.)
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