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Review: could Depo-provera cause Mood swings?

Summary: Mood swings is found among people who take Depo-provera, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lexapro, and have Birth control.

We study 9,948 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 276 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings 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 10,364 Depo-provera users)

Mood swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 24,722 Mood swings patients)

On Dec, 29, 2014: 9,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 276 people (2.78%) have Mood Swings.

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 swings49.36%19.87%3.85%3.85%14.10%3.21%5.77%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood swings0.00%0.00%11.44%47.03%27.12%13.56%0.42%0.42%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mood swings0.00%20.00%60.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mood swings33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (104 people, 37.68%)
  2. Asthma (19 people, 6.88%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (16 people, 5.80%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 5.80%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (16 people, 5.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lexapro (21 people, 7.61%)
  2. Clonazepam (19 people, 6.88%)
  3. Seroquel (18 people, 6.52%)
  4. Wellbutrin (17 people, 6.16%)
  5. Avandia (17 people, 6.16%)

* 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 (8 months ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

    Reply

    AmyJ on May, 15, 2014:

    I'm 36 now and did the injections at 29. I've had 2 children since but in the 3 years showing signs of pre menopause. Always wondered if it was due to those injections.

    Reply

    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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    donegal828 on May, 28, 2014:

    I feel the same way. I am 27 years old, continuously gaining weight and wish that I had never taken this drug. I am so sorry to hear about the premature menopause and reproductive problems! How did you find out about all of that? Is that definitely a result of taking adderall? How terrible! I need to get myself to the doctor!

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