Review: could Mirena cause Breast cancer?
Summary: Breast cancer is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Climara, and have Birth control.
We study 62,609 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 417 have Breast cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Breast cancer and more.
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Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 62,960 Mirena users)
Breast cancer has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 77,346 Breast cancer patients)
On Apr, 15, 2015: 62,603 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 453 people (0.72%) have Breast Cancer.
Time on Mirena when people have Breast cancer * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Breast cancer||4.83%||15.17%||8.28%||19.31%||30.34%||22.07%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Breast cancer when taking Mirena * :
|Breast cancer||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.52%||27.27%||54.55%||16.36%||0.30% |
Severity of Breast cancer when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Breast cancer||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Breast cancer ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Breast cancer||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (168 people, 37.09%)
- Menorrhagia (30 people, 6.62%)
- Hormone replacement therapy (13 people, 2.87%)
- Prophylaxis (6 people, 1.32%)
- Hypothyroidism (5 people, 1.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Climara (13 people, 2.87%)
- Cyclessa (11 people, 2.43%)
- Alora (11 people, 2.43%)
- Ortho-est (11 people, 2.43%)
- Prempro (11 people, 2.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Plan B One-step for a 16-year old girl with Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive. The patient has Nausea, Bladder Discomfort, Uti - Acute, Breast Tenderness
- A study of side effects of Mirena for a 26-year old woman with Birth Control. The patient has Urinary Retention
- A study of drug interactions between Vitamin A, Mirena for a 31-year old woman with Over All Health And M.s., Birth Control, Endometriosis. The patient has Moodiness, Breast Enlargement
- A study of drug interactions between Mirena, Pantoprazole, Vyvanse, Divalproex, Escitalopram for a 30-year old woman with Birth Control, Ibs, Adhd, Bipolar Disorder, Depression. The patient has Lactation Disorder
- A study of drug interactions between Pulmicort Flexhaler, Proair Hfa, Mirena for a 35-year old woman with Asthma, Birth Control. The patient has Nipple Pain, Insomnia, Thirst, Heart Pounding Or Racing, Confusion, Muscle Aches, Headache, Dizziness, Nosebleed, Hypoglycaemia
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