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Review: could Depo-provera cause Pulmonary embolism?

Summary: Pulmonary embolism 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 Yaz, and have Birth control.

We study 9,972 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 183 have Pulmonary embolism. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary embolism 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)

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) has been reported by people with birth control, pain, premenstrual syndrome, acne, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 61,174 Pulmonary embolism patients)

On Apr, 27, 2015: 9,972 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 183 people (1.84%) have Pulmonary Embolism.

Trend of Pulmonary embolism in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have Pulmonary embolism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pulmonary embolism63.64%11.36%4.55%0.00%9.09%9.09%2.27%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pulmonary embolism0.00%0.00%13.45%46.78%27.49%10.53%1.75%0.00%

Severity of Pulmonary embolism when taking Depo-provera ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pulmonary embolism ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (89 people, 48.63%)
  2. Headache (9 people, 4.92%)
  3. Depression (8 people, 4.37%)
  4. Pulmonary embolism (8 people, 4.37%)
  5. Anxiety (8 people, 4.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Yaz (43 people, 23.50%)
  2. Yasmin (33 people, 18.03%)
  3. Nuvaring (16 people, 8.74%)
  4. Lovenox (15 people, 8.20%)
  5. Ibuprofen (15 people, 8.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

MELANIE (2 years ago):

I have been on & off the Depo Provera injection for many years. In 2010 I ended up with a pulmonary embolism. I had no risk factors, other than being on depo. My pcp advises me to discontinue using the depo, but my gyn states it is safe for me & that its use had nothing to do with me developing the embolism. I love using depo, since it eliminates my menstrual cycle completely. This is great since I have excessive, painful periods. I'm torn on what to do. Opinions are appreciated.
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