Review: could Progesterone cause Cystic Acne?


Summary

Cystic acne is reported only by a few people who take Progesterone. We study 4,595 people who have side effects while taking Progesterone from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Cystic acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Cystic acne and more.

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Progesterone

Progesterone has active ingredients of progesterone. It is often used in hormone replacement therapy. (latest outcomes from Progesterone 4,928 users)

Cystic Acne

Cystic acne (skin sac with seborrhoea (scaly red skin)) has been reported by people with suicide attempt, drug exposure during pregnancy, mood swings, hair loss, abdominal pain (latest reports from 32,638 Cystic acne patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

4,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Progesterone.
Among them, 4 people (0.09%) have Cystic Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Progesterone cause Cystic acne?

Time on Progesterone when people have Cystic Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cystic Acne when taking Progesterone *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Cystic Acne when taking Progesterone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 50 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 25 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Cystic Acne when taking Progesterone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sleep Disorder Therapy (1 person)
  • Gastric Disorder (1 person)
  • Anxiolytic Therapy (1 person)
  • Anxiety (1 person)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Wellbutrin (1 person)
  • Humira (1 person)
  • Donaren (1 person)
  • Armour Thyroid (1 person)
  • Androgel (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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