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How Long Until Depo Is Effective
Can it take some women longer for the depo to be effective? Got depo day 2 cycle unprotected sex day 10 cycle. Was it definitely effective?
Looking to switch from Depo to Skyla, I no longer get a period on depo, how soon would the skyla be effective?
Depoprovera to Skyla: If you are on depo-provera, and not yet due for a shot, you can get Skyla and have continuous birth control without any concern. If you are due for a shot within the next week, you may need to use additional contraception for up to a week. See the site for Skyla for more details. ...Read more
Is 26 days long enough for Depo shot to be completely effective after first shot? It was given off period
Yes, it should.: Yes, the depot is considered effective within 2 weeks, so you should be good. ...Read more
I just got the Depo shot, I am on the second week of my BCP pack. How long until shot is completely effective? Also do I finish taking my pack?
First Depo shot received on 12th day of pill pack. Since I'm switching from the pill, how long until shot is completely effective? Do I finish my pack?
Consult doctor: Depo shot is replacing your pills, it should be effective soon in 1-2 days, you need not finish the pack. You can call and discuss with your doctor ...Read more
How long after the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is given does it become effective?
I just got off my menstrual cycle 4 days ago & just got my first depo shot yesterday. How long until it becomes effective & for me to be protective?
I got on the Depo-Provera shot almost two weeks ago. I got it a little after my period. How long many days does it take to be effective and work?
How long does it take for Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to become effective. I have only been on it almost 2 months & have bleeding on & off. Could I be pregnant?
Unlikely but. . .: If you receive your 1st depo-provera injection within 5-7d of start of your menses, then it takes effect immediately. It remains effective as long as you get your shots every 12wks. Spotting is a common side effect. 1-6 women in 100 can get pregnant if they don't get shots as directed. Check out http://www. Plannedparenthood. Org/health-topics/birth-control/birth-control-shot-depo-provera-4242.Htm. ...Read more
Does taking ella (ulipristal acetate) with Depo Provera increase the chance of getting pregnant? If so, how long will I have to wait for the depo to be effective again?
Y use Ella (ulipristal acetate) and Depo?: Unless you are late for your Depo dose, there is no reason to use Ella (ulipristal acetate) if you are on Depo-Provera. And it should not decrease efficacy of Depo if you were late ...Read more
How long does depo stay in your system? It's gonna be a year in this December since I had the last shot
6months to one year: It takes 6months to one year, so don’t worry you will get your periods ...Read more
I have been off depo for about 4yrs now and I took it for 3yrs could taking depo for that long hurt my chances at having kids?
See OB: Discuss this with your OB. You need to be evaluated with some lab tests and good general exam. There are meds which can be used to help you ovulate. Good luck. ...Read more
How long after stopping depo should you return to normal? It's been a year now, but am on pill. So I haven't had a natural cycle on my own without BC
See below: You'd have to assume that you could become pregnant almost immediately after missing your last shot. ...Read more
Ask your OB: You could probably schedule it at any time as long as needed approvals come in from insurers. The process is simple & some overlap with the depo would be fine. ...Read more
How long does it take to stop bleeding after stopping depo she I've been bleeding for 3 weeks it will go from light to heavy?
Switching from pill to depo. First injection will be given when I am on the 12th day of my pack. Do I keep taking pills and how long until protected?
7 days: You are probably protected immediately but it is reasonable to use condons for 7 days after getting Depo-Provera ...Read more
It can depend: It could be 12-18 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depo: Once your off birth control, all bets are off. You could become pregnant at any time. They do say that after being on depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for some time it takes a little time for your body's natural rhythm to start back up but in theory you could get pregnant anytime ...Read more
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