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Review: could Depo-provera cause Infertility?

Summary: Infertility 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 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, 108 have Infertility. Find out below who they are, when they have Infertility 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)

Infertility

Infertility has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, wegener's granulomatosis. (latest reports from 1,655 Infertility patients)

On Jan, 15, 2015: 9,948 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 108 people (1.09%) have Infertility.

Trend of Infertility in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have Infertility * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Infertility52.17%6.52%19.57%8.70%10.87%2.17%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Infertility0.00%0.00%13.43%53.73%28.36%4.48%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Infertility when taking Depo-provera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Infertility0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Infertility ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (41 people, 37.96%)
  2. Insomnia (2 people, 1.85%)
  3. Depression (2 people, 1.85%)
  4. Menstrual discomfort (2 people, 1.85%)
  5. Ill-defined disorder (2 people, 1.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (2 people, 1.85%)
  2. Claritin (2 people, 1.85%)
  3. Rivotril (2 people, 1.85%)
  4. Akineton (2 people, 1.85%)
  5. Haldol (2 people, 1.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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