Depo-Provera Side Effects

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Brand Name: Depo-Provera
 
Generic Name: (me drox' ee proe jes' te rone)

Depo-Provera is a long-acting contraceptive that is injected into the muscle. Benefits over traditional pills is that you don't have to take it every day.

Average Consumer Rating: 2.3 out of 5


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Olivia says: "I loved not having to take a pill everyday and not..."

Date: February 09, 2016 6:08:08 PM

Consumer Rating: 2 out of 5

I loved not having to take a pill everyday and not having my period at all. But I also had zero sex drive and gained 30lbs!! Not worth it. It also took 5 months to get my period back after being on it for 6 months.

Caitlin says: "Hated this so much. I was really bummed too becaus..."

Date: July 01, 2015 1:11:10 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

Hated this so much. I was really bummed too because a couple friends were on it and had no problems. The month after the first round of the shot I was fine- no mood swings or weight gain, I felt great. After the second shot in March I never stopped bleeding. I didn't go for my third shot in June and now things are back to normal. Loved that this shot was so easy with only having to go in every 3 months but the side effects were not worth it.

Brittney says: "I've been on depo for about 5 years now, and I ha..."

Date: October 24, 2012 9:30:19 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I've been on depo for about 5 years now, and I haven't had many problems with it. I have had routine acne breakouts and am slowly losing my sex drive. Plus I don't get my period that often. When I do it's either light or spotting. Although I have been spotting on and off for the last 4 weeks, and that drives me a little crazy. I've been thinking about switching to the pill for that reason.

Dayci says: "The only good thing about this shot was I didn't ..."

Date: July 27, 2012 7:13:25 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

The only good thing about this shot was I didn't have to take a pill daily but other than that I hated it! I had so many problems with this shot. For starters I gained 20 pounds in 4 months! My blood pressure, heart rate, and sugar went so high I was being tested for diabetes and heart problems. I would get tired so fast. As soon as I got off of this shot, my heart rate, blood pressure, and sugar went back down.

perla says: "i really do like taking depo but the downside of i..."

Date: May 09, 2012 3:42:18 PM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

i really do like taking depo but the downside of it is.. weightgain!! it suckss.

mimi says: "i was on this for about 1 year. i had to go to my ..."

Date: April 21, 2012 5:41:36 PM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

i was on this for about 1 year. i had to go to my doctors every 3 months for a shot so i didn't have to worried about taking a pill everyday. the first dosage i would have breakthrough bleeding but after that i had no bleeding. no periods, no cramps, and that was nice. the side effect when i got off it took my body about EIGHT MONTHS to have my first period. and i gain about 10 pds.

Ashley says: "As soon as I started using depo I turned into a cr..."

Date: March 10, 2012 3:48:53 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

As soon as I started using depo I turned into a crazy hormonal b*tch. I started getting horrible mood swings and I also got really bad headaches. Definitely don't recommend even though it was nice not having to take a pill every day =/

shelly says: "i really like the depo but it has some downsides.p..."

Date: February 20, 2012 8:59:02 PM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

i really like the depo but it has some downsides.pro's:no periods, you dont have to take it everyday,no moodyness.con's: depleats the calcium in your bones,WATER RETENTION,

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