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Review: could Depo-provera cause Depression?





Summary: Depression is found among people who take Depo-provera, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Accutane, and have Contraception.

We study 9,940 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 489 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression 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 Depo-provera 10,351 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, acne.(latest reports from Depression 254,062 patients)

On Dec, 20, 2014: 9,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 715 people (7.19%) have Depression.

Trend of Depression in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression61.64%11.48%4.92%5.25%8.20%7.54%0.98%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.33%0.00%12.20%41.30%29.59%14.80%1.46%0.33%

Severity of Depression when taking Depo-provera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression9.09%63.64%9.09%18.18%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (232 people, 32.45%)
  2. Endometriosis (36 people, 5.03%)
  3. Depression (33 people, 4.62%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (21 people, 2.94%)
  5. Asthma (20 people, 2.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Accutane (45 people, 6.29%)
  2. Lexapro (35 people, 4.90%)
  3. Effexor (35 people, 4.90%)
  4. Paxil (30 people, 4.20%)
  5. Seroquel (27 people, 3.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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