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


BRAND NAME(S): Depo-Provera

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

HOW TO USE: This medicine comes with a Patient Information Leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine.Shake the container well before each injection. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. This medication is given by injection into a muscle by a health care professional, usually once a week or as directed by your doctor. Do not inject this medication into a vein.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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