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Review: could Depo-provera cause Itching?

We study 9,904 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 168 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 544,973 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 9,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 164 people (1.66%) have Itching. They amount to 0.03% of all the 544,795 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching83.05%6.78%1.69%3.39%3.39%1.69%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%11.28%33.83%27.07%23.31%3.76%0.75%

Severity of Itching when taking Depo-provera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (69 people, 42.07%)
  2. Menstrual discomfort (9 people, 5.49%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (8 people, 4.88%)
  4. Dysmenorrhoea (7 people, 4.27%)
  5. Psychotic disorder (6 people, 3.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Depakote (11 people, 6.71%)
  2. Paxil (9 people, 5.49%)
  3. Zyprexa (9 people, 5.49%)
  4. Ritalin (8 people, 4.88%)
  5. Geodon (8 people, 4.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • i have evere itching all over my body and face and eyelids for 8 months now.
    8 dermotologists have not been able to diagnose the problem.
    it's debilitating me from living a normal life.
    thanks in advance

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I have been on cymbalta since January and the last week I have not been taking it consistently. Sunday afternoon I came in and took a shower and have had itching intermittently since. I took some benadryl one night and slept well..itching is all over and to top it off now I am on bactrim for a UTI

    Reply

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