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Review: could Depo-provera cause Infertility?

Summary: Infertility could be caused by Depo-provera, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Albuterol, and have Contraception.

We study 9,848 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 55 have Infertility. Find out below who they are, when they have Infertility and more.

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Depo-provera

Depo-provera (latest outcomes from 10,259 users) has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control, endometriosis. Commonly reported side effects of Depo-provera include unintended pregnancy, weight increased, amenorrhoea, depression, nausea.

Infertility

Infertility (latest reports from 3,866 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, wegener's granulomatosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 108 people (1.10%) have Infertility. They amount to 2.74% of all the 3,942 people who have Infertility on eHealthMe.

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. Depression (2 people, 1.85%)
  3. Insomnia (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. Haldol (2 people, 1.85%)
  4. Akineton (2 people, 1.85%)
  5. Rivotril (2 people, 1.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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