From FDA reports: Depo-provera and Fibromyalgia
This is a study of Fibromyalgia among people who take Depo-provera. The study analyzes: the time on Depo-provera when people have Fibromyalgia, age of these people, the severity of Fibromyalgia, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Depo-provera. In total 9,281 Depo-provera users are studied. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and is updated regularly.
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Depo-provera has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is used in birth control, endometriosis, over-the-counter birth control, injectable contraception, menstrual periods - heavy, prolonged, or irregular. Commonly reported side effects of Depo-provera include weight increased, amenorrhoea, depression, headache, nausea.
Fibromyalgia has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, depression, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis.
On May, 31, 2013: 9,281 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 48 people (0.52%) have Fibromyalgia.
Time on Depo-provera when people have Fibromyalgia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Depo-provera * :
Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Depo-provera ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (16 people, 33.33%)
- Endometriosis (7 people, 14.58%)
- Menstruation irregular (4 people, 8.33%)
- Pain (4 people, 8.33%)
- Off label use (4 people, 8.33%)
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Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Albuterol (6 people, 12.50%)
- Lexapro (5 people, 10.42%)
- Promethazine (5 people, 10.42%)
- Restoril (4 people, 8.33%)
- Percocet (4 people, 8.33%)
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Next: check whether fibromyalgia is from a drug or a condition
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On eHealthMe, Depo-provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) is often used for birth control. Find out below the conditions Depo-provera is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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Related personalized Q&As (what is this?):
- Is it ok to start a new pack of ortho tri sprintec the day after the depo shot?
(for a 36 year old woman who takes Depo-provera)
i have been spotting for the last two weeks of my active pills. i am going on vacation on monday and obviously dont want to be spotting. i went to the doctor and she gave me the depo shot (first time ever) and she told me it would be ok to take the last active pill i had left to take of my bc pill. ...
- Can guaifenesin stop the depo shot from working?
(for a 18 year old girl who has Birth Control, Only Took One Shot Over 3 Months Ago., and takes Depo-provera)
My fiancée and I are wanting to start a family, but I took my very first form of birth control on March 22nd, 2013 and I decided to stop the shot and take no more birth control. I saw if you take Guaifenesin it would counter act the drug and help to conceive better.
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