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  • Generic Name

    Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

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Product Information

  • Description

    Medroxyprogesterone acetate acts as a contraceptive. It inhibits the secretion of gonadotropins which primarily prevents follicular maturation and ovulation and causes thickening of cervical mucus. These actions contribute to its contraceptive effect.

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  • Ingredients

    Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

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  • Uses

    Famila injection contains Medroxyprogesterone acetate, which behaves like normal progesterone hormone to prevent pregnancy. It prevents pregnancy by the following methods:

    • Prevents the egg from getting released from the ovaries
    • Alters the thickness of cervical fluid, making it difficult for the sperm to enter the womb
    • Prevents the thickening of the lining of the womb, making it difficult for the egg to grow in it.

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  • Dosage

    Famila injection is injected within 5 days from the start of periods. Single-dose of this medicine is efficient for at least 3 months.

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  • In case of Overdose

    Seek emergency medical help if you think you have taken too much of this medicine.

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  • Missed Dose

    If you missed an injection after 3 months of previous injection you’re at a high risk of pregnancy. However, always use other methods of contraception like condoms.

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  • How To Use

    This injection is not for self-administration. Your doctor or a professional health care worker will inject this medicine that will be enough for 3 months. However, you’ll have to get injected again after 3 months to prevent pregnancy.

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  • When Not to Use

    Do not use this medication if you have:

    • Hypertension (systolic BP ≥140 mmHg or diastolic BP ≥90 mmHg)
    • Breast cancer
    • Known ischemic heart disease
    • Migraines with auras
    • Endometrial cancer
    • Cirrhosis (chronic liver disease)
    • Hepatocellular adenoma (benign liver lesion)
    • Malignant hepatoma (Primary liver cancer)
    • Do not use if you are pregnant

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  • Side Effects

    Common side effects include:

    • Nausea, vomiting
    • Headache
    • Bloating
    • Breast tenderness
    • Swelling of the ankles/feet (fluid retention)
    • Weight
    • Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting)
    • Missed/irregular periods

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  • Precautions & Warnings

    You should practice these cautions before taking the medicine:

    • Talk to your doctor if you are lactating, and there’s no safer alternative available.
    • Talk to your doctor if you have hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to any of the components in the medicine.
    • Talk to your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, or heart disease.

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  • Drug Interactions

    This medicine may react with these drugs:

    • Aromatase inhibitors (such as anastrozole, and exemestane)
    • Fezolinetant
    • Ospemifene
    • Tamoxifen
    • Tizanidine
    • Tranexamic acid
    • Certain combination products used to treat chronic hepatitis C

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  • Storage/Disposal

    Store the medicine at room temperature and keep out of direct sunlight, excessive heat, and moisture. Keep the medicine out of the reach of children and animals. Do not use the medication past its expiration date.

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  • Quick Tips, if any

    Always follow your doctor's advice, and never self-medicate.

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