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How long does it take depo to become effective

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: It was probably effective unless you have extreme morbid obesity. Those types of patients go through the Depo shot very rapidly because of their perip... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Unlikely but . . .: If you receive your 1st depo-provera injection within 5-7d of start of your menses, then it takes effect immediately. It remains effective as long as ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
7 days: You must abstain from sex or use barrier protection like condoms for one week after a late depo shot to make sure you do not get pregnant. You should ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Trpkovski
29 years experience
Depo: Once your off birth control, all bets are off. You could become pregnant at any time. They do say that after being on depot Provera (medroxyprogestero... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hurd
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Depoprovera to Skyla: If you are on depo-provera, and not yet due for a shot, you can get Skyla and have continuous birth control without any concern. If you are due for a ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
100% now!: Depo Provera is effective immediately if given within 5 days of the start of your period. If not given during one of those 5 days, it is effective a ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Both: This is extremely variable. Return to fertility can take over a year or conception can occur as soon as the next month. Overall there is a delay but i... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not very : Progesterone pills work but you have to take them everyday. You can not skip.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No interaction: Vitamin C should have no negative interactions with your birth control or Motrin.
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