What side effects are possible with Depo-Provera?
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
•abdominal pain or cramping
•breast swelling or tenderness
•brown spots on exposed skin, possibly long-lasting
•changes in menstrual bleeding: ◦increased amounts of menstrual bleeding occurring at regular monthly periods
◦heavier uterine bleeding between regular monthly periods
◦lighter uterine bleeding between menstrual periods
◦stopping of menstrual periods
•decreased bone mineral density
•loss or gain of body, facial, or scalp hair
•loss of sexual desire
•nausea and vomiting
•pain or irritation at place of injection
•swelling of face, ankles, or feet
•unusual tiredness or weakness
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
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