Published on December 20th, 2015 | by Mike1
List Of All Mirena Side Effects
The intrauterine device that releases levonorgestrel known as Mirena is used to treat women subject to heavy menstruel bleeding and also as a birth control device used for intrauterine contraception effective for up to five years. This system releases hormones within the uterus once it is placed. Only a trained healthcare provider should do the insertion which will prevent pregancies for a period of five years. Mirena users experience some common side effects including puffiness of the feet, ankles, hands, and face, skin rash and itchiness, less interest in sexual activity, mood changes, depression, acne, change in hair growth, weight gain, tenderness or pain of the breast, bloating, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, nervousness, headaches, back pain, ovarian cysts. abdominal or pelvic pain, an increase in blood flow after the device is inserted, spotting and bleeding in between periods, and missed periods.
Warnings include the potential for adverse drug interaction with steroids, warfarin, and insulin. Before having the device inserted, be sure to tell you doctor about all other prescription medication you are on as well as any herbal products, minerals, or over-the-counter medications you use. In multiple studies, long term use of contraceptives, including Mirena, are no associated with harmful effects on the development of the fetus. Detectable levels of steroids have been found in infant serum due to the small amounts of progestins nursing mothers pass into breast milk.
When taking this medication, the potential side effects are addressed in our Mirena Side Effects Drug Center in a comprehensive manner.
This list of side effects is not complete and some patients may experience side effects not listed below. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor. Contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report any side effects.
Patient Information Details On Mirena: Possible Side Effects
If you experience severe pain in your side or lower stomach, immediately seek out emergency medical help. This could be a sign that a pregnancy occurred in the Fallopian tube (a tubal pregnancy) instead of implanting in the uterus. This is a medical emergency.
A hole in the uterus may form if the levonorgestrel intrauterine device perforates the uterus or the embeds itself within the uterine wall. Should this happen, the device may not be able to stop a pregnancy from happening, or it might migrate outside of the uterus and case damage, infection, or scar other organs. You doctor may need to remove the device surgically if this scenario occurs.
If you have one of the following side effect, you should call your doctor immediately.
* pelvic pain or severe cramps
* feeling faint or extremely dizzy
* unusual or foul-smelling discharge, watery vaginal discharge, vaginal sores, or ongoing heavy vaginal bleeding
* severe pain in your lower stomach or side
* pale skin that is easily cut or bruised
* signs of infection including chills and fever
* sexual intercourse that is painful
* the sudden onset of weakness or numbness that occurs in particular on one side of the body
* severe, sudden headache, sensitivity to light, problems with vision, confusion
* yellowing of the skin or eyes as seen in jaundice
* symptoms of an allergic reaction including swelling of the throat, tongue, lips, and face, difficulty breathing, or hives
Other side effects that are less serious are:
* Changes in the flow or bleeding patterns and irregular menstrual periods
* During the first few weeks after the device has been inserted, heavier menstrual bleeding or breakthrough bleeding
* Pain in the back
* Mild dizziness, nervous feelings, headache
* Bloating, vomiting, nausea
* Pain or tenderness of the breast
* Change in hair growth, acne, or weight gain
* Loss of interest in sex or mood changes
* Skin rash or mild itching
* Puffiness of the hands, ankles, feet, or face
This list of side effects is incomplete and other symptoms may occur in your case. If you experience any bothersome or unusual side effects, tell your doctor.