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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
920 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
920 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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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

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

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