3-Month Shot (Depo Provera)

Depo provera (contains 150 mg medroxyprogesterone acetate), protection injection for 3 months, is administered intramuscularly in the hip every 3 months. Sometimes it may cause redness on the injection site. It is applied within the first 5 days of menstruation or 6 weeks after birth, and then it is repeated every 3 months with injections. The hormone that it contains is stored in the body.

After the method is discontinued, menstruations to come back and ovulation to begin may take a time. Because pregnancy can form again after the method is left averagely in 12 months, it is not suggested for those who are planning a baby in a short time. Menstrual bleedings are well reduced due to its contained hormone; sometimes no menstruation is observed. Amenorrhea and swelling, edema in the body, and weight gain are the most frequent reason to discontinue. Headache, breast tenderness and pain, psychological state changes, hair loss, drowsiness may be observed. Because it reduces the amount of bleeding, it reduces development of anemia.

Nursing mothers can use; it is not harmful for the baby and milk. It reduces endometrial (intrauterine device) and ovarian cancers. Sometimes it is used in the treatment of endometriosis. It does not prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Consult with your doctor and become a medical examination before use of 3-month shot. Your doctor will find the appropriate method for you. If undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, history of cancer, hepatic and gallbladder diseases are present, it is not used. Use of estrogen is suggested for inappropriate people.