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Depo-SubQ Provera 104 Dosage

Regardless of your weight or the reason you are using depo-subQ Provera 104, the dosing guidelines for this drug are the same for everyone. This medication comes in the form of a liquid that is injected subcutaneously (just under the skin) every 12 to 14 weeks. Before you can receive your first shot, it is important to make sure you are not pregnant.

An Introduction to Dosing With Depo-SubQ Provera 104

There is only one standard dose of depo-subQ Provera 104® (medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection), regardless of your weight, other medical conditions, or the reason you are using it.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Your Dosage of Depo-SubQ Provera 104

The standard depo-subQ Provera 104 dosage for preventing pregnancy and for relieving pain caused by endometriosis is 104 mg every 3 months (every 12 to 14 weeks). The first injection should only be given at a time when pregnancy is not a possibility. These times include:
  • The first five days of the menstrual period
  • The sixth week after birth in women who are breastfeeding.
depo-subQ Provera 104 is most effective if given every 12 to 14 weeks. If more than 14 weeks have passed since the last shot, pregnancy should be ruled out again before another shot is given.
If you are switching from another form of birth control to depo-subQ Provera 104, your healthcare provider will determine when you should receive your first shot to ensure you have continuous birth control coverage. For example, you may receive your first shot:
  • Within seven days of taking the last active birth control pill, if switching from combination oral birth control (birth control pills that contain estrogen and progestin)
  • Within seven days of removing the birth control patch or ring, if switching from these methods of birth control

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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