A 81-year-old female asked:
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How long do you need to take a break from depoprovera to decrease your chances of osteoporosis?

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Dr. Marsha Nunley
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depoprovera/bones: It takes approximately 2 1/2 years for the bones to recover in young women and longer in some cases depending on diet and lifestyle. Women using depoprovera lose bone at a rate comparable to menopausal women.
Answered on Jun 11, 2013
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