What kind of birth defects can Provera cause?
Medroxyprogesterone Pregnancy Warnings There may be increased risks for hypospadias, clitoral enlargement and labial fusion in children of mothers exposed to medroxyprogesterone (MPA) tablets during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Does the Depo shot affect the baby?
We conclude that use of DMPA during pregnancy or breastfeeding does not adversely affect the long-term growth and development of children.
Which health risk is associated with long-term use of Depo-Provera?
Long-term use of Depo-Provera may cause you to lose bone mineral density, which makes you more likely to get osteoporosis.
Can the Depo shot affect future pregnancy?
Does the ‘Depo’ contraceptive injection affect fertility? The short answer: Contraceptive injections can have lingering contraceptive effects for up to 1.5 years but do not affect long-term future fertility. The long answer: Depo-Provera™ or Depo-Ralovera™ is a contraceptive injected once every three months.
Is Depo-Provera teratogenic?
increase. DEPO-PROVERA IS NOT TO BE USED AS A TEST FOR PREGNANCY OR WHERE PREGNANCY IS SUSPECTED. DEPO-PROVERA is contraindicated in women who are pregnant. Studies in animals have shown that progestogens, including MPA, may have an adverse effect on the developing fetus, including teratogenicity and fetotoxicity.
Can medroxyprogesterone harm a fetus?
The majority of studies have not found a higher chance of birth defects with depot medroxyprogesterone acetate exposure during the first trimester. Limited studies have not shown long term health problems from use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate during pregnancy. Miscarriage can occur in any pregnancy.
Why you shouldn’t get the Depo shot?
Most people on the shot have some change in their periods, including bleeding more days than usual, spotting between periods, or no periods. This is most common during the first year. Other possible side effects include nausea, weight gain, headaches, sore breasts, or depression.
What if I took Provera while pregnant?
There may be an increased risk of minor birth defects in children whose mothers take this drug during the first 4 months of pregnancy. If you take Provera and later find out you were pregnant when you took it, be sure to discuss this with your doctor as soon as possible.
Why is Depo not recommended for long term?
The longer you are on Depo-Provera the more calcium you may lose. This increases the risk of your bones weakening if you use Depo-Provera continuously for a long time (for more than 2 years). The calcium may not return completely once you stop using Depo-Provera.
What are the disadvantages of using Depo injection?
Depo-Provera can cause you to experience a number of side effects, including:
- Irregular menstrual periods or no periods at all, which is a safe benefit of the shot.
- Changes in appetite.
- Weight gain.
- Excessive growth of facial and body hair.
What does the Depo shot do to your eggs?
Depo-Provera prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the release of an egg by your ovaries). It thickens your cervical mucus, which makes it hard for sperm to reach and fertilize an egg. It also thins your uterine lining, which makes it hard for a fertilized egg to implant, or attach, to your uterus.