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What are effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

What are  effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

Effects can vary.: It can change your menstrual cycle, both in frequency and flow. Other possible side effects include water retention, decreased appetite, weakness, & soreness at the injection site. Depression, dizziness, headache, nervousness, sleepiness, breast tenderness, breast discharge, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, jaundice, blood clots, and phlebitis are less common. It's also possible to have no side effects at all! ...Read more

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Medroxyprogesterone (Definition)

Treats irregular menstrual periods, and bleeding caused by a hormone imbalance. Also treats some forms of cancer, and uterine disorders. This medicine is a progestin, which ...Read more


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What are side effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

What are  side effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

Effects can vary.: It can change your menstrual cycle, both in frequency and flow. Other possible side effects include water retention, decreased appetite, weakness, & soreness at the injection site. Depression, dizziness, headache, nervousness, sleepiness, breast tenderness, breast discharge, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, jaundice, blood clots, and phlebitis are less common. It's also possible to have no side effects at all! ...Read more

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What can I expect as medroxyprogesterone acetate (depotrust) side effect?

What can I expect as medroxyprogesterone acetate (depotrust) side effect?

Effects can vary.: It can change your menstrual cycle, both in frequency and flow. Other possible side effects include water retention, decreased appetite, weakness, & soreness at the injection site. Depression, dizziness, headache, nervousness, sleepiness, breast tenderness, breast discharge, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, jaundice, blood clots, and phlebitis are less common. It's also possible to have no side effects at all! ...Read more

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Can U get pregnant on 10mg Medroxyprogesterone acetate ?

Yes: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (the name brand of the progesterone you are on), does not act like birth control. It is used primarily by itself to help restart your period, help with heavy bleeding and in smaller doses protects menopausal women againt endometrial cancer. It is also used for endometrial hyperplasia ...Read more

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When after taking medroxyprogesterone acetate should a woman start her menstrual cycle?

When after taking medroxyprogesterone acetate should a woman start her menstrual cycle?

5 days: A period should start within 5 days of the last taken pill. If not, call your md and report the lack of bleeding. ...Read more

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What should I do if no period for 4 months although already take medroxyprogesterone acetate medications?

What should I do if no period for 4 months although already take medroxyprogesterone acetate medications?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then redo a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Does missing 2 tablets of medroxyprogesterone acetate according to my doctor's prescription would be ineffective? Can't afford.

Does missing 2 tablets of medroxyprogesterone acetate according to my doctor's prescription would be ineffective? Can't afford.

Take your medicine: I am not sure why you are taking this medication. If it is for birth control then you need to take every single pill every single day. If this is for controlling bleeding, then you may be able to skip a pill but you should talk to your doctor about cheaper, long-term options. ...Read more

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Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) safe for anemic women?

Yes: Yes, depoprovera is safe in patients who are anemic. Depoprovera will help reduce the amount of blood lost during each menstrual period, which will help the patient conserve her iron stores. ...Read more

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Yes can u get pregnant after 1 depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Most likely not: Not if the injection was given as directed by the manufacurer. Given the 1st inj only during the first 5 days of a normal menstrual period, only w/in the first 5 days postpartum if not breastfeeding, or only at the 6th postpartum week if exclusively nursing. ...Read more

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Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) a trustworthy contraception?

Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) a trustworthy contraception?

Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a very effective form of birth control that is close to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if injections are given on time. Injections are given every 3 months in your doctor's office. No pills to remember, no foreign bodies, and nothing to do prior to intercourse. It is a very reliable birth control option. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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

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

No: This therapy is almost 100% reliable. Like anything in medicine, a unique result is possible. But, as a practical matter, you will not get pregnant if you take the shot every 3 months. Be sure to get a pregnancy test every time you go in for a shot. Strange stuff does happen, so protect yourself. ...Read more

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Does taking pueraria mirifica affect the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

No: There is no known link between pueraria mirifica affecting Depoprovera. Reading up on this herbal treatment there also appears to be no scientific evidence that it actually treats anything. Use with caution. ...Read more

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What leads to brown discharge on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Old blood: Many women on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) don't have regular menstrual periods. Sometimes there is some breakthrough bleeding that occurs in small amounts. The blood may not come out right away so it turns a brown color that you see as it seeps out slowly. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant after using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

A little wait: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is long acting and so it can take a while to wear off. Typically is can last 6-9 months after the last dose but sometimes it can stay effective much longer than that. If you are not getting periods 6 months after stopping it your doctor can run some tests to check your own hormones and see if you are able to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you become infertile with the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone).?

No: Depo-provera is used for contraception. Thus, while on the depo-provera regimen, chance of conceiving is signficantly decreased as it is meant to do. Several months after depo-provera is discontinued however, normal fertility resumes. If one is having difficulty conceiving after 12 months (6 months if woman >35 years), important to see gyn/infertility specialist for basic infertility evaluation. ...Read more

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What hormonal imbalance does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause?

What hormonal imbalance does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause?

Excess progesterone: Provera is progesterone, and depending upon your body, it was either used to replace deficient levels in your system or to induce some response like a period. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a long-acting Progesterone sometimes used as a contraceptive. ...Read more

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Can I use implanon right after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Can I use implanon right after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Yes: There is no reasons you cannot do that, but in general you need to be careful about the long term effects on your bone. Certainly calcium and vitamin d are important to take and you should speak with your doctor about monitoring your bone strength. ...Read more

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How soon after child birth can I have Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): You can start it anytime during your cycle. ...Read more

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Can drinking red bull decrease the efficacy of depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

No : there are no studies showing that depoprovera is affected by food or beverages. Red Bull is a high calorie highly caffeinated drink and should be used in moderation ...Read more

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What antibiotics should I avoid while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Should not interact: One can check with her primary care doctor or ob-gyn doctor, but the depo shot is an injection and should not interact with oral antibiotics. That means the depo shot should work normally, even if a woman is taking oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Trying to gey pregnant after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) still nothing?

Trying to gey pregnant after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) still nothing?

Regular menses?: It may take several months for hormone levels to return to normal after Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is stopped. The easiest way to evaluate your cycle is to measure estradiol/fsh on cycle day 3, then follow the maturation of the ovarian follicle by ultrasound and monitor Estradiol levels at midcycle. If ovulating, your Progesterone should rise to about 15 by cycle day 24 or 25. ...Read more

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Does oxyelite pro make my Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot inefficient?

Does oxyelite pro make my Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot inefficient?

It might ..: OxyElite Pro, a non-prescription dietary supplement purported to burn fat, has been linked to numerous cases of liver toxicity, including 3 individuals who required liver transplantation. Depo-provera is metabolized by the liver, so any substance which can impact the liver in such a significant way could be expected to have an effect. Advise: stay away from this supplement. ...Read more

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Please explain why does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause vaginal dryness?

Low estrogen: The depo shot lowers your estrogen level, causing vaginal dryness. The lower estrogen level also causes bone density loss, and sometimes abnormal bleeding because the uterine lining becomes thin. You could ask your doctor for an estrogen vaginal cream for the dryness. ...Read more

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Can you have condom-less sex while on the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Can you have condom-less sex while on the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Depends: If your only concern is pregnancy, this may be reasonable after you have been on the shot for a while.However, if there is even a remote chance of passing a STD , even from a prior relationship, a condom is still a good idea. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to start Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to stop periods??

See a Provider: Starting on Depo-Provera right after a cycle may not stop your menses for up to 6 months. You may still have irregular spotting. Most women, however, enjoy no menses soon after that! See a Provider for a discussion . ...Read more

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What should I do for bleeding after sex while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

What should I do for bleeding after sex while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Follow up visit: This may mean nothing, especially if you are just beginning Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). You should discuss with your physician, a re examination may be in order. ...Read more

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How soon after im off the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot can I get pregnant?

Possibly 13 weeks: It's possible to begin ovulating again as soon as the depo-provera wears off - 13 weeks after your last injection. But in some young women it may take up to several months before your fertility returns to normal. ...Read more

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How do you know if your Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) failed and you're pregnant?

Am I pregnant: There are two answers..First is to get a home pregnancy test. The other is to ask your gynecologist if there is a way to tell if the depo did not work and if a blood test for pregnancy is indicated. ...Read more

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Depo Provera (Definition)

Depo-Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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Provera (Definition)

Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more