Mirena IUS Device
Mirena IUS Device is a progestin that is used as contraception. It is a hormone that is used by women to avoid unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sexual activity (or in case of condom breakage or failure of other forms of birth control that you may have taken). It stops ovulation in a number of ways. It changes the path of either the sperm or the eggs. In other cases it changes the lining of the uterus should implantation happen. It is only effective when you take Mirena IUS Device immediately after intercourse or just before gestation has taken place.
The probable side effects associated with the use of Mirena IUS Device are breast tenderness, problems in menstrual flow, fatigue, diarrhea, lightheadedness, abdominal pain. In case of severe side effects visit a doctor right away. These are skin allergies, difficulty in breathing, chest pain, swelling of your facial region, missed periods, blood spotting. Avoid using this medicine if:
- You are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.
- You are taking any prescriptive or over the counter drugs or herbal medications or dietary supplements.
- You are allergic to any kind of medicines, foods or substances.
- You suffer from a tendency of tubal pregnancy.
- You are diabetic.
- You are under seventeen years of age.
- You are taking particularly any antifungals, anticoagulants or valproic acid.
In case of suspected birth control failure take Mirena IUS Device as prescribed by your doctor. In case you are following the instructions on the label take it within 72 hours to make its working effective. The second dose needs to be taken about 12 hours after the first. Should you miss a dose consult your doctor immediately. Have yourself checked after 3 weeks of using Mirena IUS Device in order to ensure that you are not pregnant.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gynaecologist before using this medicine.
Long term contraception
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Blood clotting disorder
Difficulty in breathingMajor Rare
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feetMajor Rare
Severe abdominal painMajor Less Common
Heavy menstrual bleedingModerate Less Common
Spotting or bleeding between periodsModerate Less Common
Nausea and VomitingMinor Less Common
Unusual tiredness and weaknessModerate Common
Breast pain and tendernessModerate Less Common
Change in libidoModerate Less Common
Blood clot formationMajor Rare
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Missed Dose instructions
Interaction with Disease
Fluid Retention and edemaModerate
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Thyroid function testsModerate
Interaction with Food
Interaction with Medicine
Ques: When Mirena IUS Device should be taken?
Ques: Is Mirena IUS Device safe to use?
Ques: How can i use Mirena IUS Device to avoid pregnancy?
- avoid pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex.
- avoid pregnancy for up to three years.
- reduces or stop the short-term change of menopause.
- hormonal contraceptive and other conditions.
Ques: Do periods occur after taking Mirena IUS Device?
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