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Review: could Depo-provera cause Mood swings?

Summary: Mood swings 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 Lexapro, and have Contraception.

We study 9,848 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 271 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings 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.

Mood swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) (latest reports from 119,690 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 9,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 271 people (2.76%) have Mood Swings. They amount to 0.23% of all the 119,385 people who have Mood Swings on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mood swings in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have Mood swings * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood swings50.99%19.87%3.31%3.31%14.57%2.65%5.30%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood swings0.00%0.00%11.26%47.19%27.27%13.42%0.43%0.43%

Severity of Mood swings when taking Depo-provera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mood swings0.00%20.00%80.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mood swings0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (104 people, 38.38%)
  2. Asthma (19 people, 7.01%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (16 people, 5.90%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 5.90%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (16 people, 5.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lexapro (21 people, 7.75%)
  2. Seroquel (18 people, 6.64%)
  3. Clonazepam (18 people, 6.64%)
  4. Avandia (17 people, 6.27%)
  5. Wellbutrin (17 people, 6.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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