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Review: could Depo-provera cause Fibromyalgia?

Summary: Fibromyalgia is found among people who take Depo-provera, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Albuterol, and have Birth control.

We study 9,948 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 49 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia 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 10,364 Depo-provera users)

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, depression, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 26,917 Fibromyalgia patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 9,948 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 49 people (0.49%) have Fibromyalgia.

Trend of Fibromyalgia in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have Fibromyalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fibromyalgia70.00%3.33%0.00%10.00%10.00%3.33%3.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%7.41%29.63%29.63%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Depo-provera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (17 people, 34.69%)
  2. Endometriosis (7 people, 14.29%)
  3. Menstruation irregular (4 people, 8.16%)
  4. Pain (4 people, 8.16%)
  5. Restless legs syndrome (3 people, 6.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (6 people, 12.24%)
  2. Lexapro (5 people, 10.20%)
  3. Promethazine (5 people, 10.20%)
  4. Restoril (4 people, 8.16%)
  5. Percocet (4 people, 8.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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