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Review: could Depo-provera cause White blood cell count decreased?

Summary: White blood cell count decreased could be caused by Depo-provera, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone, and have Epilepsy.

We study 9,848 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have White blood cell count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have White blood cell count decreased and more.

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Depo-provera

Depo-provera (latest outcomes from 10,259 users) has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control.

White blood cell count decreased

White blood cell count decreased (latest reports from 186,842 patients) has been reported by people with hepatitis c, schizophrenia, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 18 people (0.18%) have White Blood Cell Count Decreased. They amount to 0.01% of all the 186,398 people who have White Blood Cell Count Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of White blood cell count decreased in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have White blood cell count decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
White blood cell count decreased100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have White blood cell count decreased when taking Depo-provera * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
White blood cell count decreased0.00%0.00%0.00%26.32%31.58%10.53%5.26%26.32%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (4 people, 22.22%)
  2. Schizophrenia (2 people, 11.11%)
  3. Mood altered (2 people, 11.11%)
  4. Menstrual discomfort (2 people, 11.11%)
  5. Depression (2 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (6 people, 33.33%)
  2. Viadur (5 people, 27.78%)
  3. Flonase (5 people, 27.78%)
  4. Zetia (5 people, 27.78%)
  5. Zometa (5 people, 27.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Depo provera and 50mg topamax
    I was wondering if 50 mg of topamax would decrease the effevtiveness of the depo shot?

  • Can the depo shot cause an a1c level to be slightly elevated
    My recent A1C level was 5.7, indicating pre-diabetes. The only change in medications since my last A1C was checked (2 years ago)is the Depo shot that I started in August of last year. I have gained almost 20 pounds since then as well, which I know can contribute to an increase in A1C levels. My ques ...

  • Can depo-provera cause pcos?
    I took depo for 2 years and when I stopped I was diagnosed with PCOS, HOWEVER I lacked cysts on my ovaries. The longer I dealt with PCOS, small cycts finally started to appear over the past decade. I believe without a doubt That Depo had everything to do with it.

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