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I will be 12 days into my pill pack when I receive my first Depo-Provera shot, do I resume taking the pills daily until pack is over? When is Depo-Provera effective?

I will be 12 days into my pill pack when I receive my first Depo-Provera shot, do I resume taking the pills daily until pack is over? When is Depo-Provera effective?

7 days : After seven days the Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective. Thus you can crossover with the two methods for seven days. ...Read more

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Is breast tenderness normal on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? When is depo totally effective to stop ovulation?

Is breast tenderness normal on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? When is depo totally effective to stop ovulation?

Not too common: Depoprovera contains only Progesterone. When breast tenderness is caused by hormones it is usually caused by Estrogen. Depoprovera is effective after two weeks or even earlier if given during or after the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Is depo still effective even if you are 4 days pass your schedule appointment?

Is depo still effective even if you are 4 days pass your schedule appointment?

It depends: Depo shot is very effective, 99% in preventing pregnancy. If given within first 5 days of your menstrual period. If your appointment was timed with your period then you should use the same calculation to consider it's usefulness. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably: It was probably effective unless you have extreme morbid obesity. Those types of patients go through the Depo shot very rapidly because of their peripheral fat content and need to have shorter than 3 month injection intervals to avoid undesired conception. ...Read more

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Which is more effective? Depo shot or the pill?

Which is more effective? Depo shot or the pill?

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

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I was given the depo shot sometime mid cycle, when will it become effective?

I was given the depo shot sometime mid cycle, when will it become effective?

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

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Looking to switch from Depo to Skyla, I no longer get a period on depo, how soon would the skyla be 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

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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?

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?

Yes: If given when scheduled the Depo is very good at preventing pregnancy. Any shot may hurt if the person administering it is pushing it in fast. It may be that your last administration was slower or in a different part of the arm. ...Read more

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How soon after the injection is the depo-provera shot effective?

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

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If I got depo on the first day of my period when does it become effective?

If I got depo on the first day of my period when does it become effective?

Within 24-48 hrs: Quite effective. PLease remember that one of the side effects of the depot injection can be menstrual bleeding or cramping. ...Read more

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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

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I am on Depo and would like to know if Airborne tablets will make my birth control shot less effective. ?

I am on Depo and would like to know if Airborne tablets will make my birth control shot less effective. ?

BCP & vit C: Hi, Vit c can increase the level of Estrogen hormone in your body but the clinical importance of that is unknown, but Vit C doesn't decrease the effectiveness of your BC. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had my 2nd depo-provera injection two days before it was due, will it be effective immediately?

Depo-provera: If you got the shot on or before the due date, then you remain protected against pregnancy. There is no lapse in effectiveness since you took it as prescribed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

OB/GYN consult: Please talk with your OB/GYN. Depo-Provera shots are immediately effective if taken within 5 days of your menstrual period. If that is so, you should be able to stop your BCP. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long after the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is given does it become effective?

Depends...: If you get it right after your period starts, you are protected right away. Any other time, not until after your next period, so you need backup contraception. ...Read more

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I just had a baby and got the Depo-Provera a week afterwards. How soon before the Depo-Provera is effective?

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

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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?

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

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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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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

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