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how long until depo is effective

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
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

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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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hurd
32 years experience Family Medicine
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. Ajay Acharya
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Individual variation: Varies.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Yes, it should.: Yes, the depot is considered effective within 2 weeks, so you should be good.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
50 years experience Pediatrics
Consult doctor: Depo shot is replacing your pills ,it should be effective soon in 1-2 days ,you need not finish the pack .You can call and discuss with your doctor
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Few days: It could take a few days to start working, though generally it is considered to work very quickly.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You could continue to take it until finished, or 1 week past the Depo-Provera shot. Then you will be fully protected from pregnancy.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About a month: I usually recommend using extra protection for the first month after receiving your first depo provera shot to ensure that it is most effective.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Depo and periods: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control/birth-control-shot/what-are-the-disadvantages-of-the-birth-control-shot Even if you dont have a ... Read More
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