Sayana® Press (medroxyprogesterone acetate)
What is Sayana Press and what is it used for?
Sayana Press is a contraceptive* injection and a prescription only medicine. It can be used:
- In women, for long-term contraception; it is recommended to evaluate at least every year whether Sayana Press is still the most appropriate option in terms of risks and benefits
- In female teenagers, but only after all other methods have been discussed with a Healthcare Professional (HCP) and they are considered unsuitable or unacceptable
The active ingredient in Sayana Press is similar to (but not the same as) the natural hormone progesterone that is produced in the ovaries during the second half of the menstrual cycle. Sayana Press acts by preventing an egg from fully developing and being released from the ovaries during a menstrual cycle. If an egg is not released, it cannot become fertilised by sperm and result in pregnancy.
If you would like to see the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) or Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for Sayana Press these can be found at the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC).
PP-SAY-GBR-0201 / October 2021