A sex hormone combination - It is a birth-control method to prevent an unwanted pregnancy
What is this medicine?ESTRADIOL CYPIONATE; MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (es tra DYE ole sip EYE oh nate; me DROX ee proe JES te rone) is a birth- control method to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Each injection provides birth control for 1 month (30 days).
NOTE: This drug is discontinued in the United States.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have or ever had any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health- care professional. The first injection is usually given during the first 5 days after the start of a menstrual period. This medicine will provide birth control for roughly 28 to 30 days.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. This medicine has been used in female children who have started having menstrual periods.
A patient information sheet will be given with each prescription and refill. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.