Depo-Provera is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) medroxyprogesterone. On this page you will find out more about Depo-Provera, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: medroxyprogesterone
Information for medicine and pack size:
Depo-Provera 150 mg/mL injection suspension, 1 mL vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Carcinoma: Palliative treatment of recurrent and/or metastatic breast or renal cell cancer and of inoperable recurrent or metastatic endometrial carcinoma. Endometriosis: For use in the treatment of visually proven (laparoscopy) endometriosis where the required end-point of treatment is pregnancy, or for the control of symptoms when surgery is contra- indicated or has been unsuccessful. Contraception (ovulation suppression): For long-term prevention of pregnancy in women when administered at 3-month intervals. Since loss of bone mineral density (BMD) may occur in pre-menopausal women who use DEPO-PROVERA long-term (greater than 2 years), women should be assessed, before starting treatment for contraception or endometriosis, regarding the risk of osteoporosis. Women under the age of 18 years may be at risk of failing to achieve their predicted peak bone mineral density (See WARNINGS). The 50 mg/1mL vial is not approved for the indication of contraception (ovulation suppression). The injection, DEPO-PROVERA 150 mg/1mL, should be used for contraception.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White suspension|
|Dosage Form||Injection, suspension|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
1mL X 1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Do not Freeze|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
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