Review: could Depo-provera cause Itching?
Summary: Itching 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 Depakote, and have Contraception.
We study 9,848 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 163 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.
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Depo-provera (latest outcomes from 10,259 users) has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control.
Itching (latest reports from 537,529 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 163 people (1.66%) have Itching. They amount to 0.03% of all the 536,519 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.
Time on Depo-provera when people have Itching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Itching when taking Depo-provera * :
Severity of Itching when taking Depo-provera ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Itching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (69 people, 42.33%)
- Menstrual discomfort (9 people, 5.52%)
- Bipolar disorder (8 people, 4.91%)
- Dysmenorrhoea (7 people, 4.29%)
- Psychotic disorder (6 people, 3.68%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Depakote (11 people, 6.75%)
- Paxil (9 people, 5.52%)
- Zyprexa (9 people, 5.52%)
- Geodon (8 people, 4.91%)
- Ritalin (8 people, 4.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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