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Allergic reaction to DEPO shot!

I developed an allergic reaction immediately after being injected with this shot! Hives everywhere, itching, instantly got a headache! Had to go to the ER get IV meds and be placed on prednisone (oral steroid). This is only day one! This shot is AWFUL!!
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replied May 28th, 2018
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Yes, this is an allergic reaction. Ideally a test dose should have been given if it was possible. If there was a mild reaction/ rash then it could have been avoided. Some people are allergic to some drugs and it can happen to a small group of patients using depo provera. But overall its tolerated very well.

Wishing you best of health


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