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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
932 Doctors shared insights

Depo Provera (Overview)

Depo-Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What are teh Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) side effects?

What are teh Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) side effects?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
932 Doctors shared insights

Depo Provera (Overview)

Depo-Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What are the positives and negatives of the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

What are the positives and negatives of the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Contraception: Big positive is effective contraception. Avoid remembering to take a pill everyday. Periods, if any, may be lighter. Drawbacks are weight gain, hair loss, mood changes & irregular vaginal bleeding to name a few. ...Read more

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Is the implanon more effective than Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Yes, slightly better: While both Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and Implanon (now Nexplanon) have failure rates of less than 1%, Implanon is a bit more effective. ...Read more

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How long after getting your Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot does it work?

How long after getting your Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot does it work?

Maybe immediately: If you get the birth control shot within the first seven days after the start of your period, you are protected from pregnancy immediately. If you get the shot within five days after miscarriage or an abortion, or within three weeks after giving birth, you are protected from pregnancy immediately. Otherwise, you need to use some form of backup birth control, like a condom, diaphragm or sponge. ...Read more

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Can my Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine affect how well my Depo-Provera provera shot works?

Can my Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine affect how well my Depo-Provera provera shot works?

Not likely. . .: Neither multicheck from www. Epocrates. Com (requires free registration) nor www. Drugs. Com's interactions checker (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1543-929, 1463-869) found any interaction between synthroid (thyroxine) & depoprovera. Just remember that even though you no longer have to worry about taking daily birth control pill, he still needs to wear condom each & every time to lower std. ...Read more

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Side effect of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Side effect of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Bad stuff: Like possible malformities ; so please consult with your doctor.
Tomorrow.
Yes, it is serious! ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effects of depo-provera to go away?

How long does it take for the side effects of depo-provera to go away?

Some may not go away: Here is a warning from the us government on some effects of depo-provera or Medroxyprogesterone injection on calcium in the bones:
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How long does it take for the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to leave your system?

4m after shot: BUT the suppressive effects on your normal cycle can last many months in some cases. If you are not using another form of birth control, get in the habit of checking urine pregnancy tests once a month until your periods return ...Read more

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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot was the worst shot I took in my life. Can you tell me when it leaves your body and returns to normal? Thanks

Depo: The shot is given every 3 months, so it should take that long for it to get out of your system. I would talk to your provider about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex two weeks before the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) wears off? & I don't wanna take the shot again

Sex: Anytime before you are do for your next shot should be covered by the current depo, if you have unprotected sex after you would be due for another shot, then u are at risk for preg. ...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-Provera shot is an injection and should not interact with oral antibiotics. That means the Depo-Provera shot should work normally, even if a woman is taking oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Taking combination pills to stop bleeding on Depo Provera: do I take a pill daily? Also, does it make the Depo less effective and I am less protected?

Talk with your: Doctor. Combination pill (the estrogen) makes the Depo-Provera ineffective as a contraceptive. Did the doctor put you on the combo pill? ...Read more

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I have been given an overdose of depo-provera, and feel very ill, dr says I just need to ride it out, what should I do?

I have been given an overdose of depo-provera, and feel very ill, dr says I just need to ride it out, what should I do?

That is it: There is not a specific treatment if you are injected with too much depo-provera, you simply have to let your body metabolize it. If you are nauseated, see your physician for some antinausea medication. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight but seem to be stuck no matter how well I eat or how much I work out. I have been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for almost 9 months. What would you suggest?

I am trying to lose weight but seem to be stuck no matter how well I eat or how much I work out. I have been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for almost 9 months. What would you suggest?

Try different BC: It's not true for everyone but Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (dmpa) can cause weight gain. Along with hair loss, irregular bleeding, & depression; increased weight are the 4 major reasons my patients discontinue their injections. Keep up the diet & exercise and d/w your doc alternative birth control (bc) measures. Take care. ...Read more

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I've heard the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, is almost just as effective as getting your tubes tied after so many shots, is this true? Please go into detail.

Effective when on: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is highly effective if given as directed. Once you stop, fertility will eventually return to normal, although it can take 6-8 months to completely get out of your system. It will not permanently sterilize you. ...Read more

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What is Depo-Provera shot?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is an injection from of contraception. ...Read more

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Is the Depo-Provera shot good?

Is the Depo-Provera shot good?

Depo: Yes is good. Do shot every 11-13 weeks. Needs a negative pregnancy test before the 1st shot, and if you are late for the shot (more than 13 weeks). Cannot smoke, should not have high blood pressure, or history of blood clots. I like to check blood pressure on each shot. You period maybe irregular initially, but eventually you won't have period as long as you are using depo. ...Read more

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Is being on Depo-Provera bad for me?

Your Choice: That is an impossible question to answer if you want specifics to your body, your life, your health, etc. In general, Depo-Provera is a very safe, effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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Effects of Depo-Provera shot withdrawls?

Effects of Depo-Provera shot withdrawls?

Usually none: It is likely that you will not have a period for some time. Otherwise, patients usually don't have withdrawal symptoms. Return of normal menses is common, but return to fertility is expected within 6-12 months. ...Read more

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When will the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

When will the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

3 months: Depo provides effective birth control for three months. After the three months, it is no longer an effective form of birth control, but some side effects, such as irregular periods, can last another six months. ...Read more

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When does the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): It must be given every 12 weeks to insure protection. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

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