Drugs & Medications - medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous
What should I know before taking medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous?
If you are:
FDB Only When Necessary: AVAILABLE DATA SUGGEST LITTLE OR NO KNOWN RISK FOR DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY
No Known Risk: HUMAN DATA INDICATE NO KNOWN ADVERSE EFFECT ON NURSING INFANT
An adult over 60:
Precaution: WHEN USED IN COMBINATION W/ESTROGENS, MAY INCREASE RISK OF DEMENTIA
Giving medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous to a child under 12:
Relative Contraindication: NOT INDICATED BEFORE MENARCHE. MAY AFFECT BONE DEVELOPMENT/DENSITY.
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