Depo-subQ Provera 104 is a shot that you inject into your stomach or upper thigh area every 12 to 14 weeks. This shot uses an active hormone, Medroxyprogesterone, which mimics the body’s natural hormones to avoid the growth and release of an egg. Depo-subQ Provera 104 also lowers the body’s hormones that are responsible for abnormal tissues, helping to treat the symptoms of endometriosis.
Our medical experts can help you decide whether the birth control shot is right for you. Get started by selecting Help Me Find What’s Right in our app, take a quick health survey and request Depo-subQ Provera 104 as your preferred brand of birth control.
- How Does Depo-SubQ Provera 104 Work?
Depo-subQ Provera 104 is a shot type of birth control. During the first five days of your period, you will shake the shot for a full minute and then inject the medication underneath the skin, either in the stomach or upper thigh area. Then, you will repeat these injections every 12 to 14 weeks, depending on your Nurx™ healthcare professional's instructions.
- Is Depo-SubQ Provera 104 Easy to Get?
Because Depo-subQ Provera does not contain any estrogen, it is a popular birth control medication that we at Nurx™ often recommend. Depo-subQ Provera 104 does require that you get a prescription from a doctor though. We can help you by connecting you with a doctor in your home state. Then, we will ship your birth control right to your home in a discreet package.
Nurx™ works with most insurance plans to offer you an easy and affordable process for getting your birth control medications. If you don't have insurance, one of our Nurx™ healthcare professionals will be happy to help you find a birth control that works with your budget.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Depo-SubQ Provera 104?
Generally speaking, Depo-subQ Provera 104 is a safe medication that is effective at preventing pregnancy. However, it is important to discuss your health history with your doctor or a Nurx™ healthcare professional before taking Depo-subQ Provera 104. An allergic reaction is rare, but possible and includes rash, itching, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. It is also possible for Depo-subQ Provera 104 to increase your blood pressure.
Changing the injection site each for each shot can help to prevent any skin injuries. Depo-subQ Provera 104 is generally not used as a long-term birth control medication unless other options are not available. A Nurx™ healthcare professional can help you identify your risk and recommended length of usage.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects of Depo-SubQ Provera 104?
Side effects are always a possibility when taking a new medication. However, they are rare and many of the women who do experience side effects will notice minimal ones. Possible side effects include nausea, headache, appetite changes, weight gain, acne, hot flashes, tender breasts, and pain at the injection site.
More serious side effects are rare but possible. These include a worsening of depression symptoms, vaginal bleeding, persistent nausea, blood clots, and breast cancer. While these side effects sound scary, it is important to note that they are rare and instead, many women will notice a decrease in pain correlated to menstruation and endometriosis.
- Can I Take Depo-SubQ Provera 104 With Other Medications?
Generally, Depo-subQ Provera 104 is safe to use with other medications. However, it is always a good idea to discuss your current medication and supplement usage with your Nurx™ healthcare professional. Warfarin, a medication that is used for blood clots, may interfere with Depo-subQ Provera 104.
Some medications like St. Johns wort, seizure medications, and HIV drugs may also interfere with Depo-subQ Provera 104's ability to prevent pregnancy.
- Does Depo-subQ Provera 104 Make You Gain Weight?
It is possible for Depo-subQ Provera 104 shots to increase body weight. Your Nurx™ healthcare professional can help you determine your risk and recommend dietary or exercise changes that can help to combat weight gain.
- Does Depo-subQ Provera 104 Contain Estrogen?
Depo-subQ Provera 104 does not contain any estrogen. This makes it a popular birth control medication for women who are breastfeeding and those who have had negative side effects on estrogen-based birth control.
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