Take a free contraceptive test at BestMethodForMe.com
Managing Contraception Questions and Answers
Questions & Answers
Everything you ever wanted to know about managing contraception and weren't afraid to ask.

Click here to ask a question
Search the Questions & Answers Browse by Category
<< Return to questions

Are Cyclofemina or Lunelle injections available in the United States? #208/9
I'm from Brazil and I use Cyclofemina as a birth control shot for a few years now. I always take the shot on the 26th of every month. This month, hoverver, I will be in the US for a bussiness trip from Feb 21 to Mar 02. Could I take the shot in the US?

Will I need a prescription from my doctor here in Brazil it or something like that? I hear Lunelle (a similar medication) is no longer available in the US. Is that true?

You are right, Lunelle is, unfortunately, no longer available in the United States.  Cyclofemina has never been available here.


You could get your next injection in Brazil and get someone here in the United States to give it to you.  Many women from other countries that have the once-a-month shot have come to the US with multiple doses of the once-a-month injection in hand and have done just this.


Key Words:  Cyclofemina, Brazil, birth control shot, prescription, United States, Implanon, available, once-a-month shot

Posted 2-26-2009, Updated 3-15-2009

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

The directors and owners of this website and any publications and information concerning health matters offered here advise a person with a particular problem to consult a primary-care clinician or a specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, or urology (depending on the problem or the contraceptive) as well as the product package insert and other references before diagnosing, managing, or treating the problem.
Visitor Comments
No visitor comments posted.

Post a comment
Post Comment
To post a comment for this question, simply complete the form below. Fields marked with an asterisk are required.
   Your Name:
   Email Address:
* Your Comment:
* Enter the code below:
Related Questions
No related questions were found.
No attachments were found.

Suggestions, recommendations, questions, comments, data from the literature, interpretation of laboratory tests and other information provided on this site are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be relied upon as advice from or implied to be a substitute for the professional advice of a physician, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, counselor or other healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your clinician or other professional for any questions you may have regarding your health, medical condition, method of birth control and other family planning or personal/social issues. Periodic references to costs of birth control methods on this website are estimates only and your actual cost for any specific method of birth control may be more or less than the stated amount. Emory University School of Medicine, Bridging the Gap Foundation, and Bridging the Gap Communications Inc are not responsible for any damage or loss you may incur as a result of your use of or reliance on any material or information provided through this website.