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Supply and/or administration of subcutaneous medroxyprogesterone acetate (SC-DMPA) injection: PGD template

5 October 2021A PGD template developed by SPS and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH).

Administration of intramuscular (IM) medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injection: PGD template

5 October 2021A PGD template developed by SPS and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH).

What injections can be given orally or via enteral feeding tubes?

6 November 2020This updated Medicines Q&A is a quick reference summary to different types of enteral feeding tubes, in relation to medication issues. Not all enteral feeding…

Safety in Lactation: Progestogen-only contraceptives

30 October 2020Progesterone-only contraceptives (POC) are administered orally, by depot injection, intradermal implant or intra-uterine device. There is no evidence that POCs have any effects on breastfeeding…

Does St John’s Wort interact with combined and progestogen only hormonal contraception?

1 June 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence regarding an interaction between St John’s Wort and combined and progestogen only hormonal contraceptives. Summary The interaction…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

ProveraPharmacia Ltd

Pharmacia Ltd
Provera
Tablets 100mg, 200mg, 400mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from light. Airtight container
21 September 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Oral for breast, endometrial or renal cell cancer

Oral
for breast, endometrial or renal cell cancer
No published evidence of safety of breastfeeding when used to treat maternal cancer
May interfere with early lactation
24 September 2020

For endometriosis

For endometriosis
No published evidence of safety of breastfeeding when used to treat endometriosis
Avoid until lactation well established
24 September 2020

For contraception

For contraception
Yes
Nonhormonal contraception or oral POC until 6 weeks postpartum
Moderate level of published evidence of use in breastfeeding
Small risk of interference with early lactation
24 September 2020