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how long does depo provera stay in your system after you stop taking it

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on dose!: Should be out completely within 3mo! that is why they call it depo-provera!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Used as a birth control, the shot lasts 12 weeks. You must get the next shot in 3 months for it to remain effective. Your doctor should have given you ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
3-6 months: It stays in your system for a minimum of 3 months but most likely up to 5-6 months. You know it is out of your system when your period returns.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Up to 18 months: Depo-provera is intended to prevent pregnancy for 3 months after each injection. However, it may take up to a year and a half (18 months) for it to b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
3 days...: Warfarin inhibits the liver production of certain clotting factors. These have variable "half-lives" or life span. For all of them to be regenerated g ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Only a few hours: Ampicillin is rapidly excreted in the urine and should be gone within 6-8 hours. It's bacteria killing effects may last a little longer, but no more t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
The : The half life of Percocet is 3 to 4.5 hours. A half-life is the time it takes for 50% of the drug to leave your body. For example: a Percocet 10/325 ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ginko: As with any medication, the amount of the medication, and the number of doses dictates the amount of drug, and length of time it is in your system. G ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Citalopram: The elimination half-life of citalopram can be from 23-45 hours -- and it takes 5 times this for a medication to be processed from your body. By this ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Up to 6 months: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections are given every 3 months. However, it will take considerably longer for your body to clear this. It ty ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
About 50 hours: Approx 95% of most drugs are cleared from your system after about 5 half lives. The half life of SMZ/TMP is about 10 hours. So about 50 hours after ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Half-life 5-8 hrs: That's an approximate range since doses and bodies can vary. So, the drug should be out of your system within a day. Hope this info is helpful.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It varies: But it could take up to 18 months.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Birth control: Even if you have been on birth control pills for four years, they will certainly be gone from your system after a month.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Half life: The half life is 23-37 hours. Four half lives are usually thought to be the time for a drug to be eliminated. Thus 4-6 days.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
7 days : If you are referring to pills then it's about 7 days.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Next month: Return to normal ovarian function is generally very rapid after discontinuing oral contraceptive pills. You could become pregnant the very next month ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience Neurology
5 htp: Here is some reliable information about 5 htp: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/794.Html it has a relatively short half life, a m ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
21 years experience Family Medicine
3 months: Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) generally lasts 3 months becoming ineffective after that.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Effect?: If you meant the effect of Breo, it depends on the ingredient. The long-acting bronchodilator should have lost effect by 36 hours but the steroid eff ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Complex answer: The actual hormones from the pill only take a few days to get out of your system. And the majority of people are fertile within the first cycle after ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
About a day: Haldol (haloperidol) doesn't persist in the body, it's gone after about a day. However, its effect may linger for a few days longer. This is true of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
7-14 days: It takes 7 to 14 days for the depo-provera shot to be effective where backup birth control with condoms is no longer needed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
2 weeks to 3 months: Most women ovulate soon after stopping the pill. Pills reduce fsh from the pituitary, limiting ovulation. After stopping pills, the pituitary graduall ... Read More
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