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Medroxyprogesterone Subcutaneous Injection Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people receiving medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection were carefully documented. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how often they appeared.
In these studies, common side effects of medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection included:
  • Headache -- in up to 9 percent of people
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods -- up to 7 percent
  • Weight gain -- up to 6 percent
  • Lack of a menstrual period (amenorrhea) -- up to 6 percent
  • Skin reactions at the site of the injection -- up to 5 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 1 to 5 percent of people, included:

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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