Depo-Provera is a hormonal contraceptive which is also used in treating certain types of cancer. It is administered by injection once every 11-13 weeks. The drug is manufactured by Pfizer and was approved by the FDA in October, 1992.
The use of Depo-Provera may result in the loss of bone mass density, leading to osteoporosis. In November, 2004, the FDA issued a black box warning stating “Use of Depo-Provera may cause you to lose calcium stored in your bones. The longer you use Depo-Provera the more calcium you are likely to lose. The calcium may not return once you stop using Depo-Provera.” The FDA recommends that use of the drug be limited to two years, if possible.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a loss of bone mass density as a result of taking Depo-Provera, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us at (478) 745-9002 for a free consultation.