medroxyprogesterone injection (generic name)

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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breast tenderness or discharge
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • depression
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever
  • pain in the abdomen, chest, groin, or leg
  • problems with balance, talking, walking
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • acne
  • fluid retention and swelling
  • headache
  • irregular periods, spotting, or absent periods
  • temporary pain, itching, or skin reaction at site where injected
  • weight gain

Where should I keep my medicine?

This does not apply. The injection will be given to you by a health care professional.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: January 08, 2010
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