Depo-Provera Vial Contraceptives Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Dizzy
  • Feeling Weak
  • Head Pain
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Nervous
  • Problem With Periods
  • Signs And Symptoms At Injection Site
  • Weight Gain

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Depression

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Acne
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Change In Appetite
  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Discharge From The Vagina
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Hair Loss
  • Inflammation Or Infection Of Vagina
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Cramps
  • Low Energy
  • Painful Periods
  • Rash
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Visible Water Retention

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Anemia
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Blood Clot In Vein
  • Blood Coming From Anus
  • Breast Tumor
  • Broken Bone
  • Carcinoma Cancer Of The Cervix
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Decreased Calcification Or Density Of Bone
  • Discharge Of Milk In Men Or Women When Not Breastfeeding
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Giant Hives
  • High Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Liver Problems
  • Lung Embolism
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Optic Disk Edema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overgrowth Of The Uterine Lining
  • Paralysis Of Nerves For The Face
  • Retinal Thrombosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Seizures
  • Skin Condition Marked By Red And Painful Nodules
  • Yellowing Of Skin Or Eyes From Bile Flow Problems

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Fat Distribution
  • Abnormal Result For Glucose Tolerance Testing
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • Body Odor
  • Deficiency Of Milk Production
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Skin
  • Erosion Of Cervix
  • Excessive Hairiness
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Extreme Sense Of Well Being
  • Fever
  • Fibrous Thickening Of Skin
  • Hives
  • Hoarseness
  • Increased Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Itching
  • Not Feeling Well
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Water Retention
  • Yellow-Brown Patches On Skin

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