if im ill will my cotreaceptive injection still be effective


Yes, your contraceptive

Yes, your contraceptive injection will still be effective if you are sick or ill as long as it is being correctly administered.

Remember that Depo-Provera (DMPA), and the lower dose Depo-subQ Provera 104, are birth control injections administered by a doctor every three months. They are also called "the Shot." The shot is effective for 3 months, and then you go back to your doctor for another shot.

Any sort of illness or sickness will not inhibit its effectiveness. The drug prevents ovulation so that no sperm can fertilize an egg, and it thins the lining of the uterus so that an embryo cannot implant as an additional post-fertilization mechanism.

Although most women do not ovulate while taking Depo-Provera, thirty percent have regular cycles, which indicates continued ovulation. For women who are ovulating, Depo-Provera is less effective. So a regular cycle may lead to a pregnancy while on the shot, but being sick will not.

Some hormonal birth control methods are not effective if you take antibiotics. This is not the case for Depo Provera. According to the manufacturers, the only known drug interaction is with Cytadren (aminoglutethimide), a cancer medicine. You may need to use another kind of birth control if you take Cytadren.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor. www.MonnicaWilliams.com.

STD Facts and Photos: www.STDsInColor.com.
Free Pregnancy Testing Centers: 800-395-HELP.

Yes, your contraceptive

Yes, your contraceptive injection will still be effective if you are sick or ill as long as it is being correctly administered.

Remember that Depo-Provera (DMPA), and the lower dose Depo-subQ Provera 104, are birth control injections administered by a doctor every three months. They are also called "the Shot." The shot is effective for 3 months, and then you go back to your doctor for another shot.

Any sort of illness or sickness will not inhibit its effectiveness. The drug prevents ovulation so that no sperm can fertilize an egg, and it thins the lining of the uterus so that an embryo cannot implant as an additional post-fertilization mechanism.

Although most women do not ovulate while taking Depo-Provera, thirty percent have regular cycles, which indicates continued ovulation. For women who are ovulating, Depo-Provera is less effective. So a regular cycle may lead to a pregnancy while on the shot, but being sick will not.

Some hormonal birth control methods are not effective if you take antibiotics. This is not the case for Depo Provera. According to the manufacturers, the only known drug interaction is with Cytadren (aminoglutethimide), a cancer medicine. You may need to use another kind of birth control if you take Cytadren.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor. www.MonnicaWilliams.com.

STD Facts and Photos: www.STDsInColor.com.
Free Pregnancy Testing Centers: 800-395-HELP.

 
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