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Review: could Depo-provera cause Infertility?

We study 9,904 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 10,315 users) has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control.

Infertility

Infertility (latest reports from 4,067 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, wegener's granulomatosis, epilepsy.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 9,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 108 people (1.09%) have Infertility. They amount to 2.65% of all the 4,070 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. 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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    I took depo for 2 years and when I stopped I was diagnosed with PCOS, HOWEVER I lacked cysts on my ovaries. The longer I dealt with PCOS, small cycts finally started to appear over the past decade. I believe without a doubt That Depo had everything to do with it.

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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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