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Chemical Name: Levonorgestrel
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This product is a small, flexible device that is placed in the uterus and is used to prevent pregnancy. The device works by slowly releasing a hormone (levonorgestrel) and is used in women who desire long-term (up to 5 years) and reversible birth control. This product is only intended for use in women who have previously given birth, have only one sexual partner (are monogamous), have no history of certain sexually-related infections/conditions (e.g., pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted disease), or no history of certain problem pregnancy (ectopic). For more information, consult your doctor. The use of this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, gonorrhea).
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Mirena Side Effects:
Irregular vaginal bleeding (e.g., spotting), cramps, headache, nausea, breast pain, acne, rash, hair loss, or weight gain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: lack of menstrual period, fever, chills, stomach pain, trouble breathing, mental/mood changes, decreased interest in sex, vaginal swelling/itching, painful intercourse. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: migraine headache, vomiting, fatigue, prolonged and severe vaginal bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: unusual vaginal discharge/odor or sores, severe lower stomach/pelvic pain, lumps in the breast, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, trouble urinating. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
This product is inserted into your uterus by a properly trained health care professional usually once every 5 years, or as determined by your doctor. The medication in the device is slowly released into the body over a 5-year period. If birth control is still desired after 5 years, the device may be replaced with a new one. If birth control is no longer desired at any time, the device may be removed by a properly trained health care professional. Carefully read all of the information provided by your doctor and ask any questions you may have about this product or other type of birth control methods that may be right for you. Learn all the instructions on how and when to check this product, its proper positioning in your body, and the risks associated with this product. Consult your doctor.
This medication is not recommended for use if you have any of the following medical conditions: pregnancy or suspect you are pregnant, uterine problems (e.g., cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease or PID), vaginal problems (e.g., infection), liver disease or tumors, disease affecting your immune system (e.g., AIDS, leukemia), breast cancer, previous ectopic pregnancy, other IUD (intrauterine device) still in place. Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: bleeding problems (e.g., menstrual changes, clotting problems), heart problems (e.g., congenital valve conditions), migraine headaches, diabetes, any allergies. This medication device must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Consult your doctor about the risks associated with pregnancy while using this product. Levonorgestrel passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast- feeding.
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