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USES: This medication is used to treat some forms of endometrial cancer, kidney cancer and breast cancer.
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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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