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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.

Trend of Weight loss in Depo-provera reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight loss54.55%0.00%0.00%0.00%36.36%9.09%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight loss0.00%0.00%12.50%33.33%25.00%29.17%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Weight loss when taking Depo-provera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight loss0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (7 people, 23.33%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (5 people, 16.67%)
  3. Depression (4 people, 13.33%)
  4. Irritability (2 people, 6.67%)
  5. Anger (2 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (11 people, 36.67%)
  2. Zyprexa (7 people, 23.33%)
  3. Paxil (7 people, 23.33%)
  4. Risperdal (6 people, 20.00%)
  5. Depakote (6 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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