Depo-Provera Vial Contraceptives Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • Abnormal Bleeding From The Uterus
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Dizziness
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Headache
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Nervousness
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection
  • 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

  • A Skin Rash
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Acne
  • Breast Pain
  • Changes In Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Hair Loss
  • Inflammation Or Infection Of The Vagina
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Cramps
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea
  • Pain With Menstruation
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Visible Water Retention

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blockage Of The Bile Duct That Resulting In High Bilirubin Levels
  • A Blood Clot In An Artery
  • A Breast Tumor
  • A Broken Bone
  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Clot In The Small Veins That Carry Blood To Or From The Retina Of The Eye
  • A Hormone Disorder Where The Body Produces High Levels Of Cortisol Called Cushing's Syndrome
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • Anemia
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Blood Coming From Anus
  • Breastmilk Production Not Associated With Childbirth Or Nursing
  • Carcinoma Cancer Of The Cervix
  • Decreased Calcification Or Density Of Bone
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Erythema Nodosum, A Skin Condition With Red And Painful Nodules
  • High Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Liver Problems
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Optic Disk Edema
  • Osteoporosis, A Condition Of Weak Bones
  • Overgrowth Of The Uterine Lining
  • Paralysis Of Nerves For The Face
  • Scleroderma, Hardening And Tightening Of The Skin And Connective Tissues
  • Seizures
  • Thrombophlebitis, An Inflamed Vein Due To A Blood Clot

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Decrease In Production Of Breast Milk
  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Feeling Of Pins And Needles On Skin
  • A Fibrous Thickening Of The Skin Called Induration
  • Abnormal Fat Distribution
  • Abnormal Glucose Tolerance Test Results
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • An Extreme Sense Of Wellbeing Called Euphoria
  • An Increased Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Body Odor
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Skin
  • Ectropion Of Cervix, Where Cells Normally Inside The Cervix Spread To The Outer Cervical Surface
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Fever
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Hives
  • Hoarseness
  • Itching
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Water Retention
  • Yellow-Brown Patches On Skin

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