Ive been on depo for 9 yrs is this a bad thing do I need to find something else, I wasnt. told i was only supposed to be on depo for 2 years then change it an does depo lose it effectiveness after long time use
You need to discuss this with your doctor.
You should not use Depo-Provera for more than 2 years unless no other form of birth control is right for you. Using Depo-Provera can cause you to lose some of the calcium that is stored in your bones. The longer you use Depo-Provera, the more calcium you may lose. The calcium may not return completely once you stop using it. This can lead to osteoporosis.
- Provera Information for Consumers
- Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Provera (detailed)
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