Review: could Depo-provera cause Weight Loss?


Weight loss is found among people who take Depo-Provera, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 9,649 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Depo-provera has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Depo-provera 10,604 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, diarrhea, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 20,271 Weight loss patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

9,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera.
Among them, 29 people (0.3%) have Weight Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depo-provera cause Weight loss?

Time on Depo-provera when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 36.36 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Weight Loss when taking Depo-provera *:

  • female: 96.55 %
  • male: 3.45 %

Age of people who have Weight Loss when taking Depo-provera *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 13.04 %
  • 20-29: 34.78 %
  • 30-39: 26.09 %
  • 40-49: 26.09 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Weight Loss when taking Depo-provera **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 75 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 25 %

How people recovered from Weight Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Birth Control (5 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (5 people)
  • Contraception (4 people)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (3 people)
  • Nerve Pain (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (10 people)
  • Risperdal (6 people)
  • Paxil (6 people)
  • Wellbutrin (5 people)
  • Topamax (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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