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    Medroxyprogesterone
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Medroxyprogesterone contains Progestins or hormones. Progestins are prescribed for several reasons: to properly regulate the menstrual cycle and treat unusual stopping of the menstrual periods; to help a pregnancy occur during egg donor or infertility procedures in women who do not produce enough progesterone; to help maintain a pregnancy when not enough of it is made by the body; to prevent estrogen from thickening the lining of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia) in women around menopause who are being treated with estrogen for ovarian hormone therapy; to treat pain that is related to endometriosis; to help treat cancer of the breast, kidney, or uterus; to test the body's production of certain hormones such as estrogen; and to treat loss of appetite and severe weight or muscle loss in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or cancer.

Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.

It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and never stop taking Medroxyprogesterone without discussing it with your doctor first.

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.

Get medical help immediately if any of the following side effects occur: symptoms of blood clotting problems, usually severe or sudden, such as headache or migraine; loss of or change in speech, coordination, or vision; numbness of or pain in chest, arm, or leg; or unexplained shortness of breath.

Medroxyprogesterone acetate is a derivative of progesterone and is active by the parenteral and oral routes of administration. It is a white to off-white, odorless crystalline powder, stable in air, melting between 200 and 210C. It is freely soluble in chloroform, soluble in acetone and in dioxane, sparingly soluble in alcohol and in methanol, slightly soluble in ether, and insoluble in water. Depo-Provera contraceptive injection for intramuscular (IM) injection is available in vials and prefilled syringes, each containing 1 ml medroxyprogesterone acetate sterile aqueous suspension 150 mg/ml.
Each ml contains:
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate: 150 mg
Polyethylene Glycol 3350: 28.9 mg
Polysorbate 80: 2.41 mg
Sodium Chloride: 8.68 mg
Methylparaben: 1.37 mg
Propylparaben: 0.150 mg
Water for Injection: qs
When necessary, pH is adjusted with sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid.

Medroxyprogesterone has the following structural formula:

Medroxyprogesterone chemical structure
Brand name: Depo-Provera :: Depo-Provera Contraceptive :: Depo-SubQ Provera 104

Similar drugs: Ortho Evra :: Lo Ovral :: Evista

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