- The National Reporting and Learning System database has received several reports detailing
errors from miss-selection relating to Depo-Provera® (medroxyprogesterone), Depo-Medrone® (methylprednisolone) and Depo-Medrone with Lidocaine® (methylprednisolone/lidocaine).
- Confusion seems to arise from similar looking brand and generic names as well as similar
packaging. The UKMi product assessment tool was used to see if in fact this was an important
- In the process of carrying out this assessment, two further products (Sayana Press®
(medroxyprogesterone) and Solu-Medrone® (methylprednisolone)) were found to have the
potential to cause error and have therefore been included in this assessment.
Director of Pharmacy, Regional Drug & Therapeutics Centre (Newcastle)