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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 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 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 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 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Antibiotics do not cause problems with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). Hope this helps.
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 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No affect there.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most likely not: Not if the injection was given as directed by the manufacurer. Given the 1st inj only during the first 5 days of a normal menstrual period, only w/in ... Read More
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 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Too young for sex: 12 is too young to be sexually active. Pregnancy would be high risk. All methods of birth control have side effects and risks except abstinence. Why d ... Read More
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If the shots are taken at the appropriate times, yes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
11 years experience in Radiology
Infertility: Infertility has many causes. You should discuss this with your primary care or ob/gyn doctor. You and your spouse may need additional testing to estab ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Studies of wait gain have noted 10 pound weight gain at 24 months after starting depoprovera.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
REALLY unusual: I doubt it, it would be truly unusual.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Few days: It could take a few days to start working, though generally it is considered to work very quickly.
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 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Within a couple of weeks actually
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 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience in Pediatrics
Depo: not really
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Relatively: In the right person, Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) has a long proven safety track. If you do go forth with Depo-Provera provera (medroxy ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: this is possible
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe longer: After 2 yr, about 70% of Depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) users have amenorrhea. Because it has a long duration of action, ovulation may be delayed ... Read More
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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 female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No, but a bad idea..: No drug interaction but the drug is a congeners of epinephrine and can increase both your heart rate and your blood pressure. It can be very dangerous ... 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
3-4 months: You can expect the effects of Depo-Provera, both the contraceptive effects and the side effects to last at least as long as the recommended period bet ... 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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