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 has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 10,388 Depo-provera users)
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.
Time on Depo-provera when people have Abdominal cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Abdominal cramps||77.59%||4.31%||5.17%||4.31%||4.31%||2.59%||1.72% |
Age of people who have Abdominal cramps when taking Depo-provera * :
|Abdominal cramps||0.46%||0.46%||20.55%||36.53%||31.51%||9.13%||0.00%||1.37% |
Severity of Abdominal cramps when taking Depo-provera ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Abdominal cramps||0.00%||37.50%||50.00%||12.50% |
How people recovered from Abdominal cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Abdominal cramps||0.00%||25.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (139 people, 63.18%)
- Pain (14 people, 6.36%)
- Premenstrual syndrome (14 people, 6.36%)
- Acne (11 people, 5.00%)
- Anxiety (10 people, 4.55%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Topamax (19 people, 8.64%)
- Yaz (19 people, 8.64%)
- Yasmin (17 people, 7.73%)
- Zyprexa (15 people, 6.82%)
- Ibuprofen (13 people, 5.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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