Mirena is a soft, flexible IUD that releases small amounts of hormone locally into your uterus. It gives you birth control you can count on—that lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years.
- Mirena is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy
- You can try to become pregnant as soon as Mirena is removed. Within a year of having the IUD removed, about 8 out of 10 women succeed at becoming pregnant
- If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily or have certain cancers, Mirena is not right for you
- Proven to reduce heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception
Indications & Usage
Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing system placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for as long as you want for up to 5 years. Mirena also treats heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception.
Important Safety Information
Only you and your healthcare provider can decide if Mirena is right for you. It is recommended for women who have had a child.
- Don’t use if you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily or have certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease. If you have persistent pelvic or abdominal pain, see your healthcare provider.
- Mirena may attach to or go through the wall of the uterus and cause other problems. If Mirena comes out, use back-up birth control and call your healthcare provider.
- Although uncommon, pregnancy while using Mirena can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility.
- Ovarian cysts may occur but usually disappear.
- Bleeding and spotting may increase in the first few months and continue to be irregular. Over time, periods may become shorter, lighter or even stop.
If you have any questions about Mirena or would like to find out if it is right for you contact Camelback Health Care at (602) 368-5861.
- Visit www.mirena-us.com.