medroxyprogesterone acetate (anticancer agent) - injection, Depo-Provera

GENERIC NAME: MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE (ANTICANCER AGENT) - INJECTION (med-ROX-ee-proe-JES-ter-one As-e-tate)

BRAND NAME(S): Depo-Provera

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USES: This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (such as uterine cancer). Medroxyprogesterone is like a natural hormone called progesterone made by the body. It is usually used with or after other treatments (such as radiation, surgery). Medroxyprogesterone may prevent or slow the worsening of the cancer and decrease pain and other symptoms.

HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using medroxyprogesterone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.This medication is given by injection into a muscle by a health care professional. It is usually given once a week or as directed by your doctor.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. When the medication is working and your condition stops getting worse, your doctor may direct you to have your injections less often, such as once a month.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. It may help to mark your calendar with a reminder. Keep all your medical appointments. Tell your doctor if your condition worsens.

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