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How Long Until Depo Is Effective
How long after the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is given does it become effective?
Possible Immediate: Immediate if started to take the first day of your period. After that the risk of geting pregnant is higher. If sunday start or a couple of days after your period you need added protection that whole month. ...Read more
6 weeks: It typically takes six weeks before a change is noted. Be patient. ...Read more
BCP: Best to consult your ob/gyn first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) is good for 3 months but how long does it tske to entirely leave your system? Thanks
Good question: Depo-provera has shown diminished fertility for up to one year after the last injection. So clearly it has lasting side effects with your hormonal system. However the drug itself has a short half-life and is out of your system quite quickly after the depo dose wears off. So the problem is that it alters your natural hormone balance and it takes a while to recover, not that it's "in your system". ...Read more
No way to know: No way to know thatGet a more detailed answer ›
Pregnancy: It depends on the birth control method used. For pills, patch, nuvaring, or iud, your cycles should resume within a month. For depoprovera or implanon, it may take 6-12 months for your cycles to become normal. Once your cycles are normal, most couples will conceive within 6-9 months. You can conceive on the first month! ...Read more
How long after taking antibiotics does it take for birth control pills to be completely effective again?
That depends: On the codition of the knee and how advanced your OA is. Most people feel significant relief within 3 days, but some do not respond much at all. If you do respond well to the injection, it is likely relief will last for a few to several weeks. Some patients have relief that last for several months, but much of that depends on how active you are, how much you weigh, and other factors. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on which birth control method you're talking about. If you're talking about birth-control pills 7 to 14 days is reasonable. ...Read more
Scientifically: Scientifically, it works after 4 doses, but i wouldnt trust that. Use back up protection for on full cycle. Then, you are 98 percent protected. So always remember, that nothing is a guarantee. If you want to have sex and have the lowest rate of pregnancy, add condoms as well. ...Read more
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