Depo Provera 150mg/mL Injection


Drug Name: medroxyprogesterone
Our Price $23.99
PBS $0.00
Concession $10.58
Safety Net $5.38

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Depo Provera 150mg/mL Injection

Depo Provera 150mg/mL Injection

Product ID: 3323

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

(Pharmacia Australia)

This leaflet has been written to provide you with some background information on why your doctor has prescribed Depo-Provera for you. Your doctor and pharmacist have full detailed information on Depo-Provera. They are trained to help you to understand why you are using this medicine.

Read this information carefully before you start using Depo-Provera. Keep this leaflet in a handy place as you may ,wish to refer to it again. Please contact either your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your treatment with Depo-Provera or if you have any problems or difficulties before, during or after using Depo-Provera.

It is important to remember that Depo-Provera is a PRESCRIPTION ONLY MEDICINE. Do not administer this medicine to yourself.
The name of your medicine
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) Aqueous Suspension Injection 50mg/mL and 150mg/mL are registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (AUST R 12301 and 12300). This pack contains one vial.
What is your medicine
Depo-Provera contains medroxyprogesterone acetate as the active ingredient. This is a chemical similar to (but not the same as) the natural hormone progesterone. This hormone is produced by your ovaries during the second half of your monthly cycle.

The active ingredient is suspended in the following inactive ingredients:

macrogol 3350, polysorbate 80, sodium chloride, methyl hydroxybenzoate and propyl hydroxybenzoate.
What your medicine is for
There are several different reasons why your doctor may have prescribed Depo-Provera for you. The recommended dose for you will depend on why you are using Depo-Provera. For more information on the dose, see the section in this brochure called low and when to use Depo-Provera.

Your doctor may have prescribed Depo-Provera for one of the following reasons:


Depo-Provera is an injectable form of contraception that protects you from pregnancy for 3 months. There is some chance that you may accidentally fall pregnant with any form of contraception. This chance is very low if Depo-Provera is used exactly as explained in the section How and when to use Depo-Provera. If you would like more information on this, please ask your doctor.


Your doctor may have prescribed Depo-Provera for the treatment of endometriosis. This is a condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus (womb) grow in places outside the uterus, usually in the pelvis.

During the menstrual cycle, these cells may grow and break down in the same way as those in the lining of the uterus (womb). This may cause pain and discomfort.


Depo-Provera is also used for the treatment of certain types of cancer including cancer of the breast, kidney and endometrium (the lining of the uterus).
How your medicine works
The active ingredient in Depo-Provera, medroxyprogesterone acetate, has several actions in the body.

The main action of medroxyprogesterone acetate is to prevent the release of eggs from your ovaries during your menstrual cycle. If an egg is not released from your ovaries, it cannot become fertilised and result in pregnancy. In endometriosis, medroxyprogesterone acetate will help to stop the growth of the cells found outside the uterus.

Medroxyprogesterone acetate also inhibits the growth of certain types of cancer cells.
Special Instructions and Precautions for using Depo-Provera
Before you start using Depo-Provera you should tell your doctor if:

you may be pregnant

you are taking any other medicines, including medicines you have bought without a prescription

you have or have had cancer of the breast or if there is a family history of cancer of the breast

you have had any problems with your breasts such as an abnormal mammogram (breast X-ray), fibrocystic (tissue forming cysts) breast disease, breast nodule or lumps or ble
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