Q How often do allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis happen when women are provided Depo-Provera?
|Depo-Provera injections occasionally cause an allergic reaction. Anayphylaxis is extremely rare, but it may happen [Patient Package Insert]. As of 2010 there were three reports of anaphalactic shock within minutes after Depo injections. Most likely due to one of the three inert substances in injections. [Fritz, Speroff Reproductive Endochronology and Infertility 2011 p.1088].|
Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
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