depo-provera
(Medroxyprogesterone Acetate)

This medicine is a progestin hormone used to treat certain cancers. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

This medicine is a progestin hormone used to treat certain cancers. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
CAUTIONS: DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. This medicine does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases. Laboratory and/or medical tests, including bone density tests; blood pressure measurements; blood calcium; or breast, abdominal, or pelvic examinations, may be performed to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. You should have a physical examination regularly as directed by your doctor while you are using this medicine. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are using this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY AFFECT CERTAIN LAB TEST RESULTS. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you are taking this medicine. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. This medicine may take time to wear off after your last dose. You may not be able to become pregnant for several months after stopping this medicine. Discuss any concerns with your doctor or pharmacist. This medicine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, or vision changes. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE dark skin patches on your face. Exposure to the sun may make these patches darker. If patches develop, use a sunscreen or protective clothing when exposed to the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths. USE OF THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE A DECREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF CALCIUM in your bones and increase your risk of osteoporosis or bone fracture. A decrease in bone calcium is of most concern if you have the following risk factors: adolescence, bone disease, anorexia nervosa (an eating disorder), a strong family history of osteoporosis, if you take certain medicines (eg, for epilepsy or steroids), or if you drink a lot of alcohol or smoke cigarettes often. When this medicine is stopped, the calcium in bones begins to come back. Your health care provider may recommend that you take calcium or vitamin D to help lower the amount of calcium lost from your bones. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY OTHER MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE if you are pregnant. IF YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU COULD BE PREGNANT, contact your doctor immediately. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, this medicine may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar level closely and ask your doctor before adjusting the dose of your diabetes medicine.
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