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USES: This medication is used to treat some forms of endometrial cancer, kidney cancer and breast cancer.
This medication is used to treat some forms of endometrial cancer, kidney cancer and breast cancer.
- This medication is also used as a contraceptive agent to prevent pregnancy.
- Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
Depo Provera. August 29, 1996
Depo-Provera injections are one of
a medicine called Depo-Provera,
- HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given by injection into a muscle usually once a week.
- Once improvement occurs and the cancer appears to be stabilized, it may be given less frequently, such as once a month.
- This medication causes irregular menstrual bleeding patterns but with continued use may result in an absence of menstrual bleeding.
- Headache, stomach cramps, dizziness, nausea, depression, breast tenderness, fluid retention, bloating, hot flashes, acne, change in appetite, sweating, nervousness, weight gain or pain and irritation at the injection site may occur.
- If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if you develop a sudden severe headache, vomiting, fainting, pain in the calf associated with warmth, redness or swelling; breathing trouble, sudden shortness of breath, chest pain, changes in vision, or numbness in the arm or legs while taking this medication.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing liver disease, diabetes, seizure disorder, kidney disease, heart trouble, eye disorders, asthma; a history of depression, blood clots, migraines or miscarriage; and of any allergies.
- This medication should not be used during pregnancy.
- If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
- This medication appears in breast milk.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- It is important to take each dose as scheduled.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
- If you miss more than one dose, contact your doctor to establish a new dosing schedule.
- This medication can alter the effects of other medications.
- Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take.
- This medication can alter the results of certain laboratory tests.
- Remind your doctor you are taking this medication if you are scheduled for any lab tests.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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