Mirena intrauterine device
The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is a hormonal birth control method that involves inserting a small, T-shaped device into a woman’s uterus. The hormone levonorgestrel is then released into the uterus in a time-controlled manner over the next five years. At this point, Mirena removal is necessary.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
- Mirena is indicated for intrauterine contraception for up to 5 years.
- Mirena is also indicated for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who choose to use intrauterine contraception as their method of contraception.
- Mirena is recommended for women who have had at least one child.
- The system should be replaced after 5 years if continued use is desired.
- Mirena contains 52 mg of levonorgestrel (LNG).
- Initially, LNG is released at a rate of approximately 20 mcg/day. This rate decreases progressively to half that value after 5 years.
- Mirena must be removed by the end of the fifth year and can be replaced at the time of removal with a new Mirena if continued contraceptive protection is desired.
The hormone levonorgestrel is then released into the uterus in a time-controlled manner over the next five years. At this point, Mirena removal is necessary. Women may also choose to have the device removed at an earlier point, or premature removal may be needed due to serious and potentially life-threatening complications of the IUD.
Mirena is an FDA-approved intrauterine device (IUD) that is recommended for women who’ve had a child. It’s made of soft, flexible plastic. Getting Mirena is nonsurgical, and placement is done by your healthcare provider during a routine office visit. It typically takes just a few minutes.
Every woman is different, and some women may experience discomfort or spotting during or after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don’t, contact your healthcare provider. Within 4 to 6 weeks you should return for a follow-up visit to make sure that everything is okay.
Talk to your healthcare provider about Mirena if you’re looking for birth control that is:
Highly Effective—One of the most effective birth control methods—over 99%—and does not rely on you to be effective
Convenient—No daily pills and no monthly refills. It lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years. The timeframe is up to you. You should do a monthly self-check to make sure it’s in place. Ask your healthcare provider to explain how
Reversible—You can have it removed by your healthcare provider at any time, and try to become pregnant right away
Estrogen-free—It delivers small amounts of progestinnbsp;locally into your uterus
Approved to treat heavy periods—Mirena is the first and only birth control that's FDA-approved to treat heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine birth control
If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers, don’t use Mirena. 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.
You should schedule a follow-up visit 4 to 6 weeks after your Mirena is placed to check that it’s in the right position.
Mirena does not protect against HIV or STDs (sexually transmitted diseases).
Mirena lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years.
What is UID
Mirena is a type of intrauterine system, more commonly known as an IUD. But what is that, exactly?
An IUD, or intrauterine device, is a small, T-shaped device that is placed into the uterusby a trained healthcare provider during a routine office visit. It provides continuous,highly effective birth control. Keep in mind that no birth control is 100% effective.
Mirena is a hormone-releasing IUD thatreleases small amounts of a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel locally into the uterus. Mirena lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years.
Talk to your OB/GYN to learn more and discuss whether an IUD could be the right choice for you.