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Review: could Depo-provera cause Bone and joint pain?

Summary: Bone and joint pain could be caused by Depo-provera, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Topamax, and have Contraception.

We study 9,848 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 277 have Bone and joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone and joint pain and more.

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Depo-provera

Depo-provera (latest outcomes from 10,251 users) has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control, endometriosis. Commonly reported side effects of Depo-provera include unintended pregnancy, weight increased, amenorrhoea, depression, nausea.

Bone and joint pain

Bone and joint pain (latest reports from 795,725 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 9,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 277 people (2.82%) have Bone And Joint Pain. They amount to 0.03% of all the 794,831 people who have Bone And Joint Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bone and joint pain in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have Bone and joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bone and joint pain62.04%11.11%1.85%1.85%6.48%12.04%4.63%

Age of people who have Bone and joint pain when taking Depo-provera * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bone and joint pain0.00%0.40%12.25%31.23%26.88%20.55%5.14%3.56%

Severity of Bone and joint pain when taking Depo-provera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bone and joint pain0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Bone and joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bone and joint pain0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (81 people, 29.24%)
  2. Endometriosis (33 people, 11.91%)
  3. Eczema (10 people, 3.61%)
  4. Acne (10 people, 3.61%)
  5. Menorrhagia (7 people, 2.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Topamax (19 people, 6.86%)
  2. Radiation therapy (17 people, 6.14%)
  3. Chemotherapeutics nos (17 people, 6.14%)
  4. Prednisone (16 people, 5.78%)
  5. Accutane (14 people, 5.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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