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Review: could Progesterone cause Menorrhagia?

Summary: Menorrhagia could be caused by Progesterone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Estrace, and have Menstruation irregular.

We study 4,275 people who have side effects while taking Progesterone from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 have Menorrhagia. Find out below who they are, when they have Menorrhagia and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 4,275 people reported to have side effects when taking Progesterone. Among them, 21 people (0.49%) have Menorrhagia. They amount to 0.05% of all the 44,887 people who have Menorrhagia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Menorrhagia in Progesterone reports

Time on Progesterone when people have Menorrhagia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Menorrhagia100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Menorrhagia when taking Progesterone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Menorrhagia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%23.08%38.46%30.77%7.69%

Severity of Menorrhagia when taking Progesterone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Menorrhagia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Menstruation irregular (2 people, 9.52%)
  2. Contraception (2 people, 9.52%)
  3. Depression (2 people, 9.52%)
  4. Anxiety (2 people, 9.52%)
  5. Major depression (2 people, 9.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Estrace (3 people, 14.29%)
  2. Paxil (3 people, 14.29%)
  3. Mirena (3 people, 14.29%)
  4. Sertraline (2 people, 9.52%)
  5. Acebutolol (2 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I gained weight rapidly and want to know if any of these medications or combination of any of them caused the weight gain.

    Reply

    Ronnie on Apr, 5, 2014:

    Hell yes they could cause weight gain! The progesterone alone could do it! Not to mention all the other meds...

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Want to know if there are any significant interactions between these 3 drugs

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • started taking arthrotec in August 2013.
    November 2013 - began menorrhagia - with very little reprieve from that point until now. two weeks ago, I stopped taking arthrotec. But the symtoms have not let up. awaiting doctor appt, but in my region it has taken 6 mos to get a specialist appointment.

    Reply

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