Depo-Provera is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent pregnancy. Depo-Provera may be referred to by its drug name, Medroxyprogesterone.
Depo-Provera is a contraceptive. Depo-Provera is believed to work by preventing ovulation, thinning the lining of the uterus, and thickening cervical mucus.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Depo-Provera is given as an intramuscular injection every three months. You will receive the injection at your doctor’s office.
Depo-Provera comes in vials and prefilled syringes.
The FDA-approved label for Depo-Provera lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, nervousness, weight gain, abdominal pain, decreased libido, and menstrual irregularities.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Depo-Provera include blood clots, liver problems, increased risk for breast cancer and ectopic pregnancy, and osteoporosis.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Depo-Provera prescribing information – FDA