WHAT IS MIRENA?
MIRENA contains Levonorgestrel
WHAT MIRENA IS USED FOR?
It is indicated for,
Intrauterine contraception for up to 5 years
The treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who choose to use intrauterine contraception as their method of contraception
Tell your doctor if you are taking,
Barbiturates, phenytoin, carbamazepine, felbamate, oxcarbazepine, topiramate (used to treat epilepsy)
Bosentan (used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension)
Efavirenz, nevirapine (used to treat HIV)
Griseofulvin, itraconazole, ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infection)
Rifampin (used to treat tuberculosis)
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
MIRENA is placed by your doctor or nurse
SIDE EFFECTS OF MIRENA:
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): infertility, ectopic pregnancy or pelvic pain, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) long-lasting or heavy bleeding, unusual vaginal discharge, low abdominal (stomach area) pain, painful sex, chills
Life-threatening infection: severe pain or fever
Perforation: internal scarring, infection, or damage to other organs
Pain, bleeding or dizziness
Missed menstrual periods
Changes in bleeding: spotting, bleeding is heavier or lighter, irregular periods
Cysts on the ovary: pain
Keep this medicine out of reach of children
Store at a room temperature of 15-25°C
It is a T-shaped intrauterine device (IUD) placed inside the womb (uterus) where it slowly releases the hormone levonorgestrel.
It is also used to treat heavy periods (heavy menstrual bleeding). It should be inserted by the doctor or healthcare professional.
It remains implanted in your womb for several years and is safe to use effectively for 5 years.
However, it can be removed easily when you plan a pregnancy. You should follow your doctor’s advice while using this device.
Your doctor may suggest a follow-up examination after 4-12 weeks of inserting the device.
You may experience cramps, bleeding, or dizziness after device insertion, consult your doctor if it lasts for more than 30 minutes.
Before using this device, inform your doctor about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.
USES OF MIRENA UNIT
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
BENEFITS OF MIRENA UNIT
It does not interrupt with sex and you can lead a normal routine life without any worries. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.
In Heavy menstrual bleeding
If heavy periods become such a problem that they interfere with your everyday life, then try taking things a little easier on those days.
Some women find that relaxation techniques or yoga help them feel more relaxed and reduce stress. Getting a lot of exercise can also help.
SIDE EFFECTS OF MIRENA UNIT
Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Mirena
- Irregular uterine bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic pain
HOW MIRENA UNIT WORKS
This hormone may work in several ways.
It may thicken cervical mucus, which affects sperm movement in the uterus. It also makes the lining of the uterus thinner.
It may also stop the release of egg from the ovaries. These actions may held responsible for its various therapeutic effects.
Q. What is Mirena Intrauterine Delivery System and what it is used for?
It contains Levonorgestrel, a type of progesterone (a female sex hormone) which is released slowly once the device is inserted.
It is used as a long-term (5 years) method of contraception (to prevent pregnancy).
It may also be used to relieve heavy menstrual periods and as a part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Q. When and how to use Mirena Intrauterine Delivery System?
If you already have Mirena Intrauterine Delivery System placed and it is time to replace with new one, then you do not have to wait for your periods.
For HRT, it may be inserted anytime. It is inserted by the doctor or trained nurse at a health care facility.