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Medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection is a prescription drug licensed to prevent pregnancy and relieve pain caused by endometriosis. This medicine contains a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone and is injected just beneath the skin every 12 to 14 weeks. While most people tolerate the drug well, side effects are possible and may include weight gain, headaches, and an absence of menstruation.
What Is Medroxyprogesterone Subcutaneous Injection?Medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection (depo-subQ Provera 104®) is an injectable prescription medication approved for the following uses:
- Preventing pregnancy
- Relieving pain from endometriosis, a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus.