Depo-SubQ Provera 104 Overdose

Although it is possible to use too much depo-subQ Provera 104 (medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection), an overdose on this drug is not usually dangerous. Symptoms are more likely to occur when large doses are used for an extended period of time. Possible symptoms may include dizziness, headaches, and irregular menstruation. Treatment will likely involve supportive care to treat any symptoms that occur.

Can You Use Too Much Depo-SubQ Provera 104?

depo-subQ Provera 104® (medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection) is a prescription medicine used to prevent pregnancy and to relieve pain associated with endometriosis. As with most medications, it is possible to use too much depo-subQ Provera 104.
A depo-subQ Provera 104 overdose is not usually considered dangerous. However, the specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the depo-subQ Provera 104 dosage and whether it was combined with any other medications.

Symptoms of an Overdose

In cases of a mild overdose, it is possible that no symptoms may occur. Symptoms are more likely to occur with high doses, or when too much depo-subQ Provera 104 is used for a long period of time. Symptoms of an overdose may include:
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Irregular menstruation, such as spotting or heavier or lighter periods
  • Breast pain
  • Bloating
  • Depression
  • Decreased libido (sex drive).

Treating a Depo-SubQ Provera 104 Overdose

Treatment for a depo-subQ Provera 104 overdose will usually involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of an overdose. Supportive care for this type of overdose may include monitoring kidney and liver function. Other supportive treatment will depend on the individual symptoms that arise from the overdose, if any.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have used too much depo-subQ Provera 104.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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