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Active ingredient: medroxyprogesterone acetate
ATC Code: G03AC06

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Level of Satisfaction 5%

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Effectiveness 75%
Quantity of side effects 90%
Severity of side effects 85%
Ease of use 85%

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02/07/2020 | | 16moderated by Henry
medroxyprogesterone acetate (150MG/ML) for Contraception / birth control

I am 16 and decided to go on the depo to fix some very painful and nauseating periods, as well as contraception. I had it in January. I am still bleeding because of it today. Everything was okay for about a month, and then I got some spotting. I was fine with that as I thought it would stop after a little bit... boy was I wrong... the spotting turned into bleeding. I have been getting increasi...
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03/08/2017 | | 46moderated by Susan
medroxyprogesterone acetate (150mg/ml) for contraception / birth control

On 22 June I had my first injection. After 28 days I started to bleed, and that was 16 days ago. According to the GP this is normal and can last up to 3 months. I'm now wondering if I really want to have the second injection, which you're supposed to have after 8 weeks. Before this, my periods were once a month, for 7 days, heavy. I tried this because it can sometimes stop you from bleeding alt...
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29/07/2017 | | 27moderated by Susan
medroxyprogesterone acetate (150mg/ml) for contraception / birth control

After I had the first injection, I bled a lot, with the odd day or two of not bleeding. After the 2nd injection I hoped that things would get better. But now I'm bleeding all the time, it's now been about 6 or 7 weeks since, and it hurts and I'm dizzy. I'm definitely not having this again.
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20/07/2017 | | 32moderated by Henry
medroxyprogesterone acetate (150mg/ml) for contraception / birth control

After trying Implanon, Nuvaring, copper coil, microgynon, Yasmin I had the injection 3 weeks ago. What a drama. I cannot wait until the male pill is on the market. Short of breath, palpitations, nervous, easily irritated, got heavier, snappy, stressed, hounded, no libido, cramp lower down the whole time, so everything you don't want really. Completely pointless, can't wait for it to get out of ...
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24/06/2017 | | 31moderated by Philip
medroxyprogesterone acetate (150mg/ml) for contraception / birth control

To start off with I was really happy. After the first injection I bled for two weeks but then I didn't have any more periods. But after one year of being on this I developed a chronic bladder infection, kidney stones and a painful vagina. After all sorts of investigations, the urologist suggested I should stop having the injections. Since I stopped, all of the symptoms have disappeared. Accordi...
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