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Available by prescription only, depo-subQ Provera 104 is a type of progestin hormone injected just under the skin every 12 to 14 weeks to help prevent pregnancy and relieve pain caused by endometriosis. There is only one standard dose of this medicine. However, you may not be able to safely use the drug if you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or epilepsy.

What Is Depo-SubQ Provera 104?

depo-subQ Provera 104® (medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection) is an injectable prescription medication approved for the following uses:
  • Preventing pregnancy
  • Relieving pain from endometriosis, a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus.
depo-subQ Provera 104 contains medroxyprogesterone, a progestin hormone. It comes as a liquid that is injected into the tissue just below the skin. This is known as a subcutaneous (SC or subQ) injection.
depo-subQ Provera 104 is not the same medication as Depo-Provera® (medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection). Both medicines are long-acting contraceptives (lasting up to three months with each shot) that contain the hormone medroxyprogesterone. However, Depo-Provera contains higher doses of medroxyprogesterone and is given as an intramuscular injection (into the muscle).
(Click depo-subQ Provera 104 Uses for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Who Makes This Medicine?

depo-subQ Provera 104 is manufactured by Pfizer Inc.
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