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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is an injection from of contraception.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: They've been proven to be safe and effective.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Depo: Yes is good. Do shot every 11-13 weeks. Needs a negative pregnancy test before the 1st shot, and if you are late for the shot (more than 13 weeks). Ca ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Your Choice: That is an impossible question to answer if you want specifics to your body, your life, your health, etc. In general, Depo-Provera is a very safe, ef ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on when: Oral Provera (medroxyprogesterone) when taken at the onset of a menstrual cycle in large doses can arrest ovulation as well as any bleeding until it i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: You should talk to your doctor about starting a birth control pill.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: The most common side effects with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) include irregular, frequent bleeding and also weight gain. While these are the m ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: Pregnancy is a posibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. It should turn positive by the time you're a week late. If it's negative, re ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Bad stuff: Like possible malformities ; so please consult with your doctor. Tomorrow. Yes, it is serious!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contraception: Big positive is effective contraception. Avoid remembering to take a pill everyday. Periods, if any, may be lighter. Drawbacks are weight gain, hai ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Spotting: Spotting can occur while on depo provera especially within the first 6 months. It is within normal limits.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Should not be used in attempts to terminate a pregnancy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If the shots are taken at the appropriate times, yes.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
10 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes it is one of the: side effects of Depo Provera I would suggest contacting your prescribing Physician.
A female asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
22 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Depo shots must be given in the doctors office. Good luck!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
For what? : Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective at helping to bring on a period, to decrease heavy periods, to treat ehdometrial hyperplasia.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Cysts go away on their own over time usually 4-8 weeks. Deprovera is not involved in cyst resolution.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) is: Effective immediately in preventing pregnancy if given during the first five days of menstruation. Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/birth-con ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Sometimes: A significant number of women about 50% will have their periods stop after 6 months. Some will have no periods right away but most women actually have ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No : That is why it works to prevent ptegnancy
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Late March: If can stand the wait, if wait 10-14 days after, then likely to get accurate result.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
Yes, slightly better: While both Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and Implanon ( now Nexplanon) have failure rates of less than 1%, Implanon is a bit more effective.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Judd Pryde
25 years experience in Travel Medicine
No except...: you may forget the shot. keep your wits about you okay?
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: There is no reasons you cannot do that, but in general you need to be careful about the long term effects on your bone. Certainly calcium and vitamin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe immediately: If you get the birth control shot within the first seven days after the start of your period, you are protected from pregnancy immediately. If you get ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
It may: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots can cause irregularities in the menstrual cycle.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Not likely . . .: Neither multicheck from www.Epocrates.Com (requires free registration) nor www.Drugs.Com's interactions checker (http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-che ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Probably: Unrelated to Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Try drinking more caffeine free/alcohol free fluids.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
48 years experience in Neonatology
It's a contraceptive: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does provide contraception protection for about 3 months as placed subcutaneously. No contraceptive is 100% so pro ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Suh
Dr. Erik Suh answered
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: You should not be ovulating this close to your menstral cycle.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Side effects Depot: The side effects after the supression of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) wears off are usually associated with a normal ovulatory cycle.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No affect there.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Not usually: That is not a major side effect of the Depo-Provera shot.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: Conceiving and then getting a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot as conception is not ideal. However, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) doesn't ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Some may not go away: Here is a warning from the us government on some effects of depo-provera or Medroxyprogesterone injection on calcium in the bones: <a href="<a href ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
21 years experience in Family Medicine
3 months: Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) generally lasts 3 months becoming ineffective after that.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Low: Levels arefalling below effective levels in 3 months. That is why it is repeated every 3 months
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Depo: The shot is given every 3 months, so it should take that long for it to get out of your system. I would talk to your provider about your symptoms.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sex: Anytime before you are do for your next shot should be covered by the current depo, if you have unprotected sex after you would be due for another sho ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Should not interact: One can check with her primary care doctor or ob-gyn doctor, but the Depo-Provera shot is an injection and should not interact with oral antibiotics. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
54 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: I'm not aware of any drug interaction between Zyprexa (olanzapine) and Depo-Provera provera. I think it's likely a coincidence.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Protection : Breakthrough bleeding on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is not uncommon and in most women all bleeding stops by the second or third injection. A s ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
That is it: There is not a specific treatment if you are injected with too much depo-provera, you simply have to let your body metabolize it. If you are nauseate ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience in General Practice
Don;t use Depo: One of biggest issues with Depo-Provera is weight gain. Synthetic progestins are not good for health anyway, so at least get on a balanced pill event ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Effective when on: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is highly effective if given as directed. Once you stop, fertility will eventually return to normal, altho ... Read More
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