Could Depo-provera cause Depression - from FDA reports


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 Birth control . We study 11,576 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA. Among them, 613 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 12,548 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,993 Depression patients).

On Dec, 24, 2016

11,576 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera.
Among them, 613 people (5.3%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depo-provera cause Depression?

Time on Depo-provera when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 58.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.12 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.99 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.74 %
  • 10+ years: 1.5 %

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

  • female: 98.17 %
  • male: 1.83 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.42 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 14.41 %
  • 20-29: 37.16 %
  • 30-39: 32.57 %
  • 40-49: 12.53 %
  • 50-59: 1.67 %
  • 60+: 1.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Birth Control (288 people, 46.98%)
  • Endometriosis (34 people, 5.55%)
  • Acne (28 people, 4.57%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (26 people, 4.24%)
  • Pain (25 people, 4.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Accutane (44 people, 7.18%)
  • Mirena (43 people, 7.01%)
  • Effexor (35 people, 5.71%)
  • Topamax (27 people, 4.40%)
  • Paxil (27 people, 4.40%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (189 people, 30.83%)
  • Weight Increased (178 people, 29.04%)
  • Headache (120 people, 19.58%)
  • Fatigue (113 people, 18.43%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (103 people, 16.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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