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Depo-Provera Injection

Depo-Provera Injections in Dublin City Centre

Depo-Provera contains female hormone progestogen in the form of an injection and prevents an egg from ripening. It causes changes in the lining of the womb and thickens the mucus at the entrance of the womb so makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb.

It should ideally be given on the first or second day of your period. You should tell your doctor if you are taking any medication.

(150mg/ml) = (medroxyprogesterone acetate)

Benefits and possible side effects

  • 99% effective.
  • Effect lasts 12 weeks.
  • Good choice if you keep forgetting to take the pill.
  • Effects not reversible for the duration of injection.
  • Possible weight gain.
  • Possible slight increase risk of breast cancer.
  • After a first injection you could experience spotting, irregular and possible lengthy bleeding.
  • One third of women will have no period after the first injection.
  • After few injections your period could stop completely but don’t worry, you could also experience irregular bleeding.
  • Regular cycle and fertility may take a year or more to return after discontinuation of the depo injection.
  • No protection against HIV and STD.
  • Increases risk of osteoporosis.

You should not use Depo–Provera if you have any of the following conditions:

  1. Unusual vaginal bleeding of unknown cause.
  2. If you think you are pregnant.
  3. Blood clots in the legs, lungs or anywhere else.
  4. Cancer of the breast or sex organs.
  5. Liver problems.
  6. Allergy to Depo-Provera or its ingredients.

You should tell your doctor if you have the above conditions or suffering from migraine/headaches, depression, raised cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, family history of diabetes, asthma, epilepsy and kidney problems.

You should also read the appropriate leaflet that is usually enclosed with the depo-provera.

For more information or to book an appointment, contact us today on  (01) 873 59 59.

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