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Review: could Depo-provera cause Itching?

Summary: Itching is found among people who take Depo-provera, especially for people who are 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Depakote, and have Birth control. We study 9,975 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 164 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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 10,388 Depo-provera users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,320 Itching patients)

On May, 16, 2015: 9,975 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 164 people (1.64%) have Itching.

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 (6 days ago):

  • Itching is localized on my back, scalp, and hip areas. It's so bad I can not get relief from scratching. I scratch so much n so hard I Welp up and almost bleed. Happened a few mos ago out if nowhere and lasted few days then returned again few mos later and won't go away.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • increase heart rate

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • rash is spreading. Started on thighs and now involves everywhere but face. raised red bumps. Some with what looks like pimples/white heads. Not relieved by antihistamines. very itchy.

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