Precautions and Warnings With Medroxyprogesterone Intramuscular Injection

Who Should Not Use Medroxyprogesterone Intramuscular Injection?

You should not receive medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection injections if you:
  • Are allergic to Depo-Provera, medroxyprogesterone, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are pregnant or might be pregnant. Medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection should also not be used to test for pregnancy.
  • Currently have or have ever had a blood clot.
  • Have liver disease.
  • Have unexplained vaginal bleeding.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which medroxyprogesterone intramuscular injection should not be used, along with several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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