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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...

Which type of side effects should I expect with the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Irregular bleeding. Depo provera--"the shot" is commonly associated with irregular bleeding, especially in the first 3-6 months.At the end of one year, approximately 50% of women are no longer having any bleeding, which most women consider to be a very good thing. You should document the days of bleeding on a calendar, but don't worry about it. Eme women may be hungrier and gain weight. Some may have acne/oily skin. Read more...

I had to come off Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) due to really bad side effects, I was wondering when the Depo-Provera will be completely flushed from my system?

3-4 months. You can expect the effects of Depo-Provera, both the contraceptive effects and the side effects to last at least as long as the recommended period between Depo shots. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) suppresses the production of estrogen. Depending on the type of side effects you're having, temporary supplementation with estrogen may help mitigate these side effects. Read more...

Is 12 too young to begin taking the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot? It has been doctor prescribed, but some of the long term side effects seem worrisome.

Too young for sex. 12 is too young to be sexually active. Pregnancy would be high risk. All methods of birth control have side effects and risks except abstinence. Why does this 12 year old need contraceptives? Is she institurionalized? Read more...
No. You can use it in a 12 year old, but she is on the young side.. There are side effects and risks to taking Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) as there are to any medication. I would discuss your concerns with her physician. There many options for birth control ( all with side effects). You can always get a second opinion as well. Read more...