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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Depo-Provera Contraceptive IM.

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Condition: Birth Control
10/10/2014 6:46:11 AM

Reviewer: El, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have just read a lot of reviews on here, and it seems to give a pretty negative reaction to this drug. However, i actually think it is BRILLIANT and i would recommend it to anyone who doesn't enjoy being on the pill or using condoms (who does). For me, i tried a few different types of the pill but as well as often forgetting to take them, they caused very unpredictable bleeding and moodiness ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/20/2014 5:40:24 PM

Reviewer: Pip Nos, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took this shot for birth control. First month I got sever nausea and was extremely depressed. Right now I am on my third month and I have been bleeding for two months. I have become anemic and I face going to the ER almost every day because of it. I can't go because I do not have insurance. I would not recommend this shot.

Condition: Birth Control
9/4/2014 6:47:14 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Obviously prevents against pregnancy. I have had 3 shots so far and have been on it for about 8 months. I cannot WAIT til this month's hormones wear off to switch to a different birth control. My first period on the shot was 3 weeks long, and my current period/spotting has been going on for over 2 months. It does NOT take away your period or regulate it in any way, which is a plus of other bir ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/31/2014 11:00:18 AM

Reviewer: Nena, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on depo for about a week now. So far no symptoms. I love this birth control so far. Do not use it for more than two years. My health insurance didnt approve mirena so i got depo. My doctor said after a year we can try for mirena again. So far i feel great. The only thing changed was my increase in appetite. I eat a lot now, but i learned to manage it by eating a lot of fruit and salads ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/21/2014 11:13:21 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on the depo provera shot for 11 years. I was told once by a doctor that it shouldn't be used for more than 2.. but I figured since I had no symptoms it was fine. But recently I stumbled on just how many side effects there are.. and I believe pretty much everything that is wrong with me is because of that shot. I really enjoyed not having periods at all.. so I ignored all the sympto ... Show Full Comment

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