Mirena


 

Mirena is a small, T-shaped device, also known as an IUD, or intrauterine device.

Placed into the uterus by a trained healthcare provider during an office visit

You should do a monthly self-check to make sure it’s in place—ask your healthcare provider to explain how

Placement of Mirena is nonsurgical

Completely reversible, so you can have it removed at any time and try to become pregnant right away

Placement takes only a few minutes

Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort or spotting during and after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don’t, contact your healthcare provider, as Mirena may not have been properly placed. Within 4 to 6 weeks, you should return for a follow-up visit to make sure that everything is okay.

How does Mirena work to prevent pregnancy?

Mirena is an IUD that releases small amounts of a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel into the uterus.

However, it is not known exactly how these actions work together to prevent pregnancy.

Mirena starts working as soon as it is placed in the uterus.

Mirena is one of the most effective low-maintenance birth control options

Generally, the less you have to do, the more effective the birth control method tends to be.

Mirena is birth control you don’t have to think about every day or even every year. Once it’s placed, just do a monthly self-check to make sure it’s in the correct position. Ask your healthcare provider to explain how.

Did you know?

IUDs are considered one of the most effective forms of birth control by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

INDICATIONS FOR MIRENA

Mirena® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years. Mirena also treats heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception. Mirena is recommended for women who have had a child.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • 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 pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain or if Mirena comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP). If Mirena comes out, use back-up birth control.
  • Mirena may attach to or go through the uterus (perforation) and cause other problems. The risk of perforation is increased if Mirena is inserted while you are breastfeeding. Talk to your HCP.
  • Pregnancy while using Mirena is uncommon but 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 3 to 6 months and remain irregular. Periods over time usually become shorter, lighter, or may stop.

Mirena does not protect against HIV or STDs.

Only you and your HCP can decide if Mirena is right for you. Mirena is available by prescription only.

For important risk and use information about Mirena, please see Full Prescribing Information.

INDICATION FOR SKYLA

Skyla® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 3 years.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers, don’t use Skyla. Less than 1% of users get a serious pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain or if Skyla comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP). If Skyla comes out, use back-up birth control.
  • Skyla may attach or go through the uterus (perforation) and cause other problems. The risk of perforation is increased if Skyla is inserted while you are breastfeeding. Talk to your HCP.
  • Pregnancy while using Skyla is uncommon but 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 3 to 6 months and remain irregular. Periods over time usually become shorter, lighter, or may stop.

Skyla does not protect against HIV or STDs.

Only you and your HCP can decide if Skyla is right for you. Skyla is available by prescription only.

For important risk and use information about Skyla, please see Full Prescribing Information.

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Plainfield, IL 60544
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