Review: could Depo-provera cause Weight loss?
Summary: Weight loss is found among people who take Depo-provera, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Birth control.
We study 9,948 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 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 10,364 Depo-provera users)
Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 20,246 Weight loss patients)
On Jan, 14, 2015: 9,948 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 31 people (0.31%) have Weight Loss.
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||50.00%||8.33%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||8.33%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Weight loss when taking Depo-provera * :
|Weight loss||0.00%||0.00%||12.00%||32.00%||24.00%||32.00%||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, 22.58%)
- Bipolar disorder (5 people, 16.13%)
- Depression (4 people, 12.90%)
- Anger (2 people, 6.45%)
- Insomnia (2 people, 6.45%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (11 people, 35.48%)
- Paxil (7 people, 22.58%)
- Zyprexa (7 people, 22.58%)
- Depakote (6 people, 19.35%)
- Risperdal (6 people, 19.35%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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