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DMPA birth control Injection- benefits, dose and side effects

Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate is a female contraceptive injection. it is a long-acting progesterone derivative injection for birth control. It is injected intramuscularly (muscles) in a buttock or upper arm. used
  • After the regular menstrual cycle.
  • After 6 months of delivery.
  • Immediately after termination.

After the regular menstrual cycle,

Chemical name- Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate

Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate is safe and easy for all women. A dose of dmpa, prevent pregnancy, up to 3 months. it can be administered at any time after medical advice. 

The first dose of the Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate is used for a duration of 3 months.

the dose of dmpa injection

150 mg of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, injected every 3 months in the muscles.  you can take an injection after delivery or during the first 5 days of the menstrual cycle.

Benefits of dmpa contraceptive injection

  • Injectable contraceptive is a safe and easy method of contraception.
  • A dose of the injectable contraceptives can prevent pregnancy for up to 3 months.
  • It is useful in  heavy menstrual bleeding women,
  • In those whose estrogen (oral pills) is contraindicated,
  • It is reversible birth control methods.
  • gave 3 months of protection.

Side effects of dmpa contraceptive injection

  • Irregular bleeding,
  • Osteoporosis may occur on prolonged use,
  • low estrogen level,
  • weight gain,
  • Increase the risk of breast cancer,
  • If pregnancy may occur, it should be terminated to avoid the risk of congenital deformities.

Special precaution should be need

  • depression,
  • diabetes,
  • epilepsy,
  • asthma,
  • migraine,
  • hypertension,
  • cardiac  dysfunction,
  • lactation.

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