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Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate) is the U.S. brand name of a birth control product manufactured by Pfizer Inc. It is a hormonal birth control method containing a synthetic progestin, without estrogen, and is administered to women in the form of an intramuscular injection once every 11 ... more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 57% (406 Members) find Depo-Provera helpful

Depo-Provera Reviews

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I ended up pregnant while on Depo..But gained a ton of weight so wont do it again...
works for me.
still have long periods sometimes
working great
While I was on Depo (before I wanted a baby) it got rid of any and all problems I had and I was the happiest I've been.
Ate everything in sight!
I used this for a while but went off of it when I started gaining weight.
worked to regulate my periods and help me with fertility
Working / Worked
I didnt have a period so it was great.
didn't work, major weight gain
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  1. Discussion: Depo Provera
    I put that on there bcuz hotchocolate said she didn't do provera bcuz it's stopped ovulation and that wasn't an option for her so she did norethindron... [More]
  2. Discussion: Depo Provera
    Yes, norethinodrone does prevent ovulation, as do most BC but it hasn't been shown to store itself in your fat stores. According to my R/E the risk of... [More]
  3. Discussion: Depo Provera
    I gained 5 pounds every time I was on Depo provera......except this time. I've lost weight. I've really been paying attention to what I'm eating and... [More]
  4. Discussion: Depo Provera
    I was told the same thing about Vally about depo. It can stop ovulation in some women, so it is not an option for me. I was on norethindrone. I hav... [More]
  5. Discussion: Depo Provera
    Why have other Drs warned you against depo provera?? I've been on it several times over the years. I'm on it right now. The first many times I was o... [More]