If you are tired of having to remember to take your birth control pill every day, have a medical condition that restricts you from taking a combined oral contraceptive, or you are over 35 years old and smoke, ask your doctor about Depo-Provera injections. Depo-Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) is a progestin only birth control medication that is administered in your doctor’s office every three months so you only have to remember four times a year to have the injection as compared to trying to remember 365 days a year whether you have taken your pill or not.
Before Depo-Provera is Administered
Be certain you are not pregnant before you begin Depo-Provera treatments. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions or allergies you have and provide a list of any OTC or Rx drugs you take, including herbal remedies or dietary and vitamin supplements so it can be determined if Depo-Provera is the right contraceptive for you.