Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent pregnancy and treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who want an intrauterine device for birth control. Mirena may be referred to by its drug name, Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.
Mirena is a contraceptive. Mirena releases the hormone Levonorgestrel into the uterus. Levonorgestrel is believed to work by thinning the lining of the uterus and thickening cervical mucus. Levonorgestrel may also prevent ovulation.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Mirena is inserted by a healthcare provider at your doctor’s office.
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The FDA-approved label for Mirena lists common side effects including headache, altered menstrual bleeding pattern, amenorrhea (lack of menstruation), vaginal discharge, and vaginal pain.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Mirena include infections, perforation, and increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, septic abortion, or premature delivery if pregnancy occurs while Mirena is inserted.
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Mirena – Bayer