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A 29-year-old member asked:

Are there any differences between depo-provera provera and medroxyprogesterone?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Formulation: The depot form is made to be long acting.

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A female asked:

What is the difference between Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) and petogen injection ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : Both petogen and Depo provera have medroxyprogesterone acetate as the active ingredient in the same dosage and some of the same preservatives. Both provide 3 months of contraception and both have the same risks/ side-effects. Hope this helps.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Should you have your period while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Park
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: The majority of patients who continue receiving depoprovera injections every three months stop having periods because the medication causes the lining of the uterus to become thin. After discontinuing depoprovera, patients will resume having menstrual periods.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Depo provera, (medroxyprogesterone) can you tell me about this?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Varies: The most common side effects with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) include irregular, frequent bleeding and also weight gain. While these are the most common possible side effects, they do not happen to everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
The Shot: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a Progesterone injection that is needed every three months for birth control. It can also help with heavy bleeding and painful periods. It is very effective. Most women experience decreased menstrual bleeding, with some no longer having periods. It is a generally safe drug, but you should talk to your doctor about whether it is a good option for you.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Could i be pregnant if I am on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) ?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allen Morgan
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) pregnan: It is very unlikely to conceive on depo-provera, but check a home pregancy kit and see. Call your gyn if you are.
Last updated Mar 1, 2013
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