Depo-SubQ Provera 104 Injection Information

Available by prescription only, depo-subQ Provera 104® (medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection) is a medication used for preventing pregnancy and relieving pain caused by endometriosis.
depo-subQ Provera 104 contains a synthetic form of the progesterone hormone. It works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, thinning the lining of the uterus, and thickening the cervical mucus. It can also help relieve symptoms of endometriosis by reducing estrogen levels in the body.
Information about depo-subQ 104 injections should be carefully reviewed with your healthcare provider before you begin treatment to help ensure its safety and effectiveness. For example, while most people tolerate this medication well, depo-subQ Provera 104 can cause side effects. Some of the commonly reported reactions include headaches, weight gain, and an absence of menstruation.
This drug comes in liquid form and is injected just below the skin (subcutaneously) every 12 to 14 weeks. You should not use this medicine longer than two years, unless absolutely necessary.
(Click depo-subQ Provera 104 for more information about these injections, including details on safety precautions, what to do if you miss a dose, and other side effects that may occur.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD