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

Summary: White blood cell count increased 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 Percocet, and have Contraception.

We study 9,848 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have White blood cell count increased. Find out below who they are, when they have White blood cell count increased 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 increased

White blood cell count increased (latest reports from 131,008 patients) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 9,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 40 people (0.41%) have White Blood Cell Count Increased. They amount to 0.03% of all the 130,822 people who have White Blood Cell Count Increased on eHealthMe.

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

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
White blood cell count increased75.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
White blood cell count increased0.00%0.00%8.11%21.62%45.95%10.81%13.51%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (8 people, 20.00%)
  2. Psychotic disorder (7 people, 17.50%)
  3. Pain (4 people, 10.00%)
  4. Bronchitis (2 people, 5.00%)
  5. Cough (2 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Percocet (8 people, 20.00%)
  2. Clozaril (8 people, 20.00%)
  3. Olanzapine (7 people, 17.50%)
  4. Flurazepam (7 people, 17.50%)
  5. Venlafaxine (6 people, 15.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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