Drug Class: Progestins
Medical Uses: prevents pregnancy
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About this Depo-Provera Coupon
How do I use this Depo-Provera Coupon?
- Print this drug coupon and bring it to your pharmacy.
- Give the pharmacist the coupon. She or he will know how to apply the drug discount.
- Save up to 75% off your Birth Control prescription!
Where can I use this Depo-Provera Coupon?
You can use this discount at pharmacies across the nation. It may get you different discounts depending on which pharmacy you go to. We recommend calling ahead of time to different pharmacies near you for the most savings.
Who can use this Depo-Provera Coupon?
Anyone can use this discount card with their prescription. Simply present it to your pharmacy when you are filling your prescription.
What if I have/don’t have insurance?
You can use this card if you don’t have insurance or if you have insurance. Please check with the pharmacy for each prescription as our drug coupon may save you MORE money than your current prescription insurance. You may be able to use our drug coupon to pay less than what you would with your insurance copay. This drug coupon is not insurance. This drug coupon does not expire and gives you access to discounts that would normally be reserved for special medical groups.
Depo-Provera Medical Information
What is Depo-Provera?
Depo-Provera is a hormone medication that is used to prevent pregnancy. Depo-Provera is similar to progesterone, a natural hormone. Each Depo-Provera shot prevents pregnancy for three months. Like most birth control injections, Depo-Provera works by releasing shots of a hormone known as progestin into the body.
Once in the body, Depo-Provera works in a number of ways as outlined below:
- It prevents eggs from leaving the ovaries. Pregnancy cannot take place if an egg does not come into contact with the sperm.
- Depo-Provera also makes the vaginal mucus thicker, an action which prevents the sperm from reaching an egg.
- Depo-Provera changes the lining of the uterus. If the lining of the womb is altered, a fertilized egg cannot attach itself to the womb and instead the egg is passed out of the body.
Depo-Provera starts to work as a pregnancy prevention method soon after the first shot. You can get the shot during the first five days of your period.
Depo-Provera Medical Uses
While Depo-Provera effectively prevents pregnancy, the shot has to be given on a regular basis (every 12 weeks). If you get a Depo-Provera shot within the first seven days after your menstrual cycle, you will get protection from pregnancy immediately. If you get a Depo-Provera within five days after a miscarriage, abortion or 21 days after giving birth, the birth control effects will begin immediately.
It is important to note that you will need to use and alternative birth control such as a condom, sponge, or a morning after pill for the first week after getting a Depo-Provera shot. Before getting a Depo-Provera injection talk to your doctor about your start date. You can take Depo-Provera any time, but you will need to take a pregnancy test first.
Compared to other birth control methods, Depo-Provera has several advantages as outlined below:
- Depo-Provera has a 99% success rate.
- Depo-Provera does not release estrogen into the body, thereby reducing the risk of conditions such as deep vein thrombosis myocardial infarction.
- Once you get a Depo-Provera injection, you will only be required to follow up injections after every 12 weeks. Note that it can take up to ten months to start ovulating again. This means that if you are planning to get pregnant in the next year or so, Depo-Provera may not the best birth control method to use.
If you are using Depo-Provera at home, ask your doctor for all preparation and usage instruction. Check for visually for particles and discoloration before you administer a Depo-Provera inject. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
Depo-Provera is available in 1 mL vial or 1 mL prefilled syringe. Either form should be vigorously shaken before use to make sure that the dose administered represents a uniform suspension. Read the direction of use carefully if you are administering Depo-Provera at home. Contact your doctor if you are not sure about anything or want some information clarified.
- The typical dose is 150 mg of Depo-Provera every 3 months administered as an intramuscular injection in the upper arm or buttock as directed by your doctor.
Depo-Provera should not be used as a long-term birth control method (not more than two years) unless other birth control options have failed. Depo-Provera dosage does not need to be adjusted for your body weight. When switching from other birth control methods, Depo-Provera should be administered in a way that guarantees continuous coverage depending on how both methods work.
For instance, if you are switching from oral contraceptives you should get your first Depo-Provera injection on the last active tablet or at the latest, on the day after the last inactive tablet.
Keep your appointments for the next shot every 3 months. That way, you will not miss a dose and will ensure that the efficacy of Depo-Provera is maintained.
Depo-Provera Side Effects
Most birth control injections cause mild to moderate side effects, and Depo-Provera is no different. In most cases, Depo-Provera side effects are short-lived and will go away as your body adjusts how the drug works. You may experience side effects such as vomiting and nausea after a Depo-Provera injection. If the following side effects do not go away or they become more severe, seek your doctor’s immediate attention.
- Breast pain
- heavy bleeding
- increased clear or white vaginal discharge
- itching of the vagina or genital area
- pain during sexual intercourse
- Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
- menstrual changes
- stopping of menstrual bleeding
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- black, tarry stools
- blood in the stools
- changes in skin color
- chest pain
- clay-colored stools
- clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
- dark urine
- decrease in height
- difficult or labored breathing
- difficulty breathing
- difficulty swallowing
- dimpling of the breast skin
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- inverted nipple
- itching skin near damaged veins
- loss of appetite
- lump in the breast
- no sensation in the legs
- noisy breathing
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- increased thirst
- pain in the back or legs
- persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids
- tightness in the chest
- pain, redness or swelling of the arm
- troubled breathing with exertion
- unable to move the legs
- unpleasant breath odor
- redness or swelling of the breast
- shortness of breath
- skin rash
- sore on the skin of the breast
- sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
- swollen feet and ankles
- unusual bruising or bleeding
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- vomiting of blood
- yellow eyes or skin
Depo-Provera may cause other side effects. Report any unusual experience immediately.
Talk to your doctor about possible Depo-Provera drug and substance interactions before getting an injection. Depo-Provera, just like most birth control injections, can result in interactions when used with certain medicines and substances. If you are using the following medications, tell your doctor before getting a Depo-Provera injection.
- ActoPlus Met XR (metformin / pioglitazone)
- Adrenocot (Dexamethasone)
- Adrenocot LA (dexamethasone)
- Afrezza (insulin inhalation, rapid acting)
- Akynzeo (netupitant / palonosetron)
- Alagesic (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
- Alagesic LQ (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
- Alkabel-SR (atropine / hyoscyamine / phenobarbital / scopolamine)
- Allzital (acetaminophen / butalbital)
- alogliptin / metformin
- alogliptin / pioglitazone
- Amaryl (glimepiride)
- Americet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
- Amevive (alefacept)
- Capacet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
- Carbatrol (carbamazepine)
- Cardizem (diltiazem)
- Cardizem CD (diltiazem)
- Cardizem LA (diltiazem)
- Cardizem Monovial (diltiazem)
- Cardizem SR (diltiazem)
- Cartia XT (diltiazem)
- Cephadyn (acetaminophen / butalbital)
- Cerebyx (fosphenytoin)
- Dalalone (Dexamethasone)
- Dalalone DP (dexamethasone)
- Dalalone LA (dexamethasone)
- dalfopristin / quinupristin
- dapagliflozin / metformin
- dasabuvir / ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir
- De-Sone LA (Dexamethasone)
- Decadron (dexamethasone)
- E.E.S.-400 Filmtab (erythromycin)
- efavirenz / emtricitabine / tenofovir
- Elixiral (atropine / hyoscyamine / phenobarbital / scopolamine)
- Ella (ulipristal)
- Emend (aprepitant)
- Emend 2-Day (aprepitant)
- Emend 3-Day (aprepitant)
- Emend for Injection (fosaprepitant)
- empagliflozin / linagliptin
- empagliflozin / metformin
- emtricitabine / lopinavir / ritonavir / tenofovir
- emtricitabine / nelfinavir / tenofovir
- Enbrel (etanercept)
- Endolor (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
- Envarsus XR (tacrolimus)
- Eperbel-S (belladonna / ergotamine / phenobarbital)
- Farbital (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine)
- Farxiga (dapagliflozin)
- FazaClo (clozapine)
- Felbatol (felbamate)
- -1 (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
- Gengraf (cyclosporine)
- Genotropin (somatropin)
- Geone (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
- Gleevec (imatinib)
- glimepiride / pioglitazone
- glimepiride / rosiglitazone
- GlipiZIDE XL (glipizide)
- glipizide / metformin
- Glucophage (metformin)
- Glucophage XR (metformin)
- phenobarbital / scopolamine)
- Hecoria (tacrolimus)
- Hexadrol (Dexamethasone)
- Humalog (insulin lispro)
- Humalog KwikPen (insulin lispro)
- denal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine)
- Ilaris (canakinumab)
- Iletin II Lente Pork (insulin zinc)
- Iletin II NPH Pork (insulin isophane)
- Iletin II Regular Pork (insulin regular)
- Iletin Lente (insulin zinc)
- Iletin NPH (insulin isophane)
- Iletin Regular (insulin regular)
- Ilosone (erythromycin)
- Inflectra (infliximab)
- insulin aspart
- insulin aspart protamine
- insulin aspart / insulin aspart protamine
- insulin aspart / insulin degludec
- insulin degludec
- insulin detemir
- Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir)
- Kalydeco (ivacaftor)
- Kazano (alogliptin / metformin)
- Ketek (telithromycin)
- Ketek Pak (telithromycin)
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Lamictal CD (lamotrigine)
- Lamictal ODT (lamotrigine)
- Lamictal XR (lamotrigine)
- Laniroif (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine)
- Lantus (insulin glargine)
- Lantus OptiClik Cartridge (insulin glargine)
- Nembutal (pentobarbital)
- Nembutal Sodium (pentobarbital)
- Neoral (cyclosporine)
- Nesina (alogliptin)
- ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir
- Omeclamox-Pak (amoxicillin / clarithromycin / omeprazole)
- Omnitrope (somatropin)
- Onglyza (saxagliptin)
- Valproate Sodium (valproic acid)
- valproic acid
- Vaprisol (conivaptan)
- Velosulin BR (insulin regular)
- Versacloz (clozapine)
- Vfend (voriconazole)
- Wyamycin S (erythromycin)
- Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin / metformin)
- Xtandi (enzalutamide)
- Zaponex (clozapine)
- Zebutal (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
- Zelboraf (vemurafenib)
- Zema Pak (dexamethasone
Consult your doctor about other drugs and substance that may interact with Depo-Provera.
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