Provera and Sjogren syndrome - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Sjogren syndrome is found among people who take Provera, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Provera and have Sjogren syndrome. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 50,942 people who have side effects when taking Provera from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe enables everyone to run phase IV clinical trial to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor effectiveness. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Most recently, phase IV clinial trails for COVID 19 vaccines have been added, check here.

On May, 22, 2022

50,942 people reported to have side effects when taking Provera.
Among them, 49 people (0.1%) have Sjogren syndrome.

What is Provera?

Provera has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control. eHealthMe is studying from 52,402 Provera users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Sjogren syndrome?

Sjogren syndrome (a disease that causes dryness in the mouth and eyes) is found to be associated with 1,231 drugs and 792 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Provera and Sjogren syndrome reports submitted per year:

Could Provera cause Sjogren syndrome?

Time on Provera when people have Sjogren syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 66.67 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

Gender of people who have Sjogren syndrome when taking Provera *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Sjogren syndrome when taking Provera *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 77.78 %
  • 60+: 22.22 %

Common drugs people take besides Provera *:

  1. Fosamax: 37 people, 75.51%
  2. Nexium: 35 people, 71.43%
  3. Bextra: 31 people, 63.27%
  4. Urocit-K: 31 people, 63.27%
  5. Premarin: 15 people, 30.61%
  6. Aspirin: 7 people, 14.29%
  7. Ativan: 6 people, 12.24%
  8. Prevacid: 6 people, 12.24%
  9. Lasix: 5 people, 10.20%
  10. Forteo: 5 people, 10.20%

Common side effects people have besides Sjogren syndrome *:

  1. High Blood Cholesterol: 43 people, 87.76%
  2. Anaemia (lack of blood): 34 people, 69.39%
  3. Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision): 32 people, 65.31%
  4. Diarrhea: 31 people, 63.27%
  5. Cartilage Injury: 31 people, 63.27%
  6. Renal Tubular Acidosis (medical condition that involves an accumulation of acid in the body due to a failure of the kidneys): 31 people, 63.27%
  7. Joint Injury: 31 people, 63.27%
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 31 people, 63.27%
  9. Tooth Abscess (pus formation in tooth): 31 people, 63.27%
  10. Osteomyelitis Chronic (long lasting infection of bone marrow): 31 people, 63.27%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal): 16 people, 32.65%
  2. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 5 people, 10.20%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol: 4 people, 8.16%
  4. Menopause (end of monthly cycles in women): 2 people, 4.08%
  5. Thyroid Diseases: 1 person, 2.04%
  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 1 person, 2.04%
  7. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 1 person, 2.04%
  8. Migraine (headache): 1 person, 2.04%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Provera and have Sjogren syndrome?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on medroxyprogesterone acetate (the active ingredients of Provera) and Provera (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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