ESTRADIOL/MEDROXYPROGESTERONE SUSPENSION-INJECTION, Lunelle
GENERIC NAME: ESTRADIOL/MEDROXYPROGESTERONE SUSPENSION - INJECTION (ess-truh-DYE-all/meh-DROX-ee-pro-JESS-tur-own)
BRAND NAME(S): Lunelle
WARNING: Smoking cigarettes while using this medication increases your chance of having heart problems. Do not smoke while using this medication. The risk of heart problems increases with age (women greater than 35 years of age) and with frequent smoking (15 cigarettes per day or greater).
HOW TO USE: Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Shake the vial well before each dose. Inject this medication into a muscle (IM) once monthly within the first 5 days of your menstrual period; or as directed by your doctor. Additional doses may be given between day 28 and day 30 (from the start of your menstrual cycle); do not use bleeding episodes to determine the injection schedule for this drug. If it has been 33 days or longer since your last dose, inform your doctor promptly before receiving your next dose. A pregnancy test should be done and an alternate form of birth control (e.g., diaphragm, condoms) should be used until the results of the pregnancy test are obtained. Do not use this medication if it is within 4 weeks following childbirth (if not breast-feeding) or 6 weeks following childbirth if you are breast-feeding. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.
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