3 patient evaluations for Medroxyprogesterone Acetate taken for the purpose of 'Birth control' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Jan 4, 2012 (Started May 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for menstrual spotting)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for endometriosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Birth control)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, acne breakout, sweet cravings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Every 3 months
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2011 (Started May 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for menstrual spotting)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for endometriosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Birth control)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, acne breakout, sweet cravings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Every 3 months
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Birth control)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irregular menstrual periods, breakthrough intermenstrual bleeding)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Depo for me has it's good points and bad. I've had my two fab kids and so infertility is not an issue for me. Also I am not in a relationship so neither really is birth control! For me it is management of my moods as before and during my period (and just as I'm due for my next injection) I get terribly irritable and depressed. On the good side it has lightened my periods significantly, almost stopping them except for the three weeks my dog was in season then I was on for three whole weeks... Talk about bodies falling in synch with those you are closest to! The breakthrough bleeding and occasional cramps can be a pain cause you have no way of telling when they will happen.
Side effects: irregular menstrual periods, breakthrough intermenstrual bleeding

Jul 6, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Birth control)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irregular menstrual periods, breakthrough intermenstrual bleeding)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: irregular menstrual periods, breakthrough intermenstrual bleeding

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 11, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Birth control)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, hair loss, absence of menstruation (amenorrhea))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Monthly
Advice & Tips: very effective
Side effects: absence of menstruation (amenorrhea), hair loss, depressed mood

  • 0 helpful marks
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