Review: could Depo-provera cause Weight loss?
Summary: Weight loss 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 Seroquel, and have Contraception.
We study 9,848 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 30 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 30 people (0.31%) have Weight Loss. They amount to 0.03% of all the 97,259 people who have Weight Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Depo-provera when people have Weight loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight loss||54.55%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||36.36%||9.09%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Weight loss when taking Depo-provera * :
|Weight loss||0.00%||0.00%||12.50%||33.33%||25.00%||29.17%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Weight loss when taking Depo-provera ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight loss||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (7 people, 23.33%)
- Bipolar disorder (5 people, 16.67%)
- Depression (4 people, 13.33%)
- Irritability (2 people, 6.67%)
- Anger (2 people, 6.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (11 people, 36.67%)
- Zyprexa (7 people, 23.33%)
- Paxil (7 people, 23.33%)
- Risperdal (6 people, 20.00%)
- Depakote (6 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Depo-provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) is often used for birth control. Find out below the conditions Depo-provera is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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