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When Does Depo Become 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?
My depo injection isn't due till 9/7 and today is 9/7. Is the shot still effective? I want to have unprotected sex . I get my new injection 9/8.
One day = ok: It is still effective. Getting your shot tomorrow as planned is fine. ...Read more
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) has a lower chance of pregnancy than birth control pills. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) has a failure rate of around 1/1000 per year. Birth control pills have a failure rate of around 3/100 per year. Best wishes! ...Read more
It's probably: effective within 24 hours but it can only be guaranteed to be effective if the first shot is taken within 5 days of the start of the menstrual period. To be safe, you should use a back up method until your next period. (I am assuming you had a pregnancy test before you were given the injection). ...Read more
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
Normally my Depo shots hurt quite a bit for a week or so, but this most recent one did not hurt or sting at all. My Depo is still effective right?
With your period: If you get your injection when your period starts it will be effective right away. If you for some reason get it at a different time in your cycle you should use back up contraception until your period comes. It will also be effective right away if received within 6 weeks of a pregnancy. ...Read more
I got my 2nd depo-provera injection two days before it was due, will it be effective immediately?
Yes: You did not have a break in coverage so you are still protected. ...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 am on Depo and would like to know if Airborne tablets will make my birth control shot less effective. ?
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 Im 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
I was on vyfemla for years and I stopped taking it on day 2 of my latest pack. Had depo shot administered 6 days later. When will it become effective?
Ideally,: you should have continued the pills until the day before getting your first Depo, but, realistically, you are covered on day one. ...Read more
Is the Depo-Provera injection still effective if you get it earlier than you are due to? I had my last one on the 25th of september, when shoud i get my next?
Yes: You should get your next shot 12 weeks from 9/25. But definitely the shot is still effective if there is some overlap. ...Read more
I just had a baby and got the Depo-Provera a week afterwards. How soon before the Depo-Provera is effective?
Quickly: The protective effect of Depo-Provera begins very rapidly, this combined with your immediate postpartum status means you are very protected. ...Read more
I've been taking plenty of allergy medicine, will the allergy medicine cause my depo shot to be less effective ?
How can I stop the bleeding I have been on depo shot since oct2014 and I still get a period every so often is my shot still effective?
Yes still effective : Yes if you have taken it regularly it is still effective . Not in all patients taking depo periods go away completely , although they definitely become lighter. ...Read more
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?
During the window they give to take your next depo shot is it still effective?My next shot due9/7(today)-9/21.I had unprotected sex today is effective
Protected or not??: Do you want to be a mother at your age?, or not? All of these things are statistical. This or that usually works, etc. if you have any doubts about the efficacy of a particular form of contraception use another or an additional one or abstain! Remember that you will suffer the consequences of having the pregnancy at such a young age if contraception fails! ...Read more
Does the depo work straight away? I got abortion&depo same day? Is it effective straight away? Worried has i had accident also took morning after pill
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