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Review: could Depo-provera cause Abdominal cramps (Abdominal pain)?

Summary: Abdominal cramps is found among people who take Depo-provera, especially for people who are 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Topamax, and have Birth control. We study 9,975 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 220 have Abdominal cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal cramps and more.

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Depo-provera

Depo-provera has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 10,388 Depo-provera users)

Abdominal cramps

Abdominal cramps has been reported by people with birth control, crohn's disease, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 78,095 Abdominal cramps patients)

On May, 7, 2015: 9,972 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 220 people (2.21%) have Abdominal Cramps.

Trend of Abdominal cramps in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have Abdominal cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abdominal cramps77.59%4.31%5.17%4.31%4.31%2.59%1.72%

Age of people who have Abdominal cramps when taking Depo-provera * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abdominal cramps0.46%0.46%20.55%36.53%31.51%9.13%0.00%1.37%

Severity of Abdominal cramps when taking Depo-provera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abdominal cramps0.00%37.50%50.00%12.50%

How people recovered from Abdominal cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abdominal cramps0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (139 people, 63.18%)
  2. Pain (14 people, 6.36%)
  3. Premenstrual syndrome (14 people, 6.36%)
  4. Acne (11 people, 5.00%)
  5. Anxiety (10 people, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Topamax (19 people, 8.64%)
  2. Yaz (19 people, 8.64%)
  3. Yasmin (17 people, 7.73%)
  4. Zyprexa (15 people, 6.82%)
  5. Ibuprofen (13 people, 5.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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