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Review: could Mirena cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Levothyroxine sodium, and have Contraception.

We study 62,483 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 148 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 62,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 148 people (0.24%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.03% of all the 504,651 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation9.72%38.89%16.67%11.11%18.06%5.56%0.00%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation1.56%0.00%0.00%52.34%30.47%14.84%0.78%0.00%

Severity of Constipation when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%44.44%33.33%22.22%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (93 people, 62.84%)
  2. Endometriosis (8 people, 5.41%)
  3. Depression (6 people, 4.05%)
  4. Menorrhagia (5 people, 3.38%)
  5. Thyroidectomy (5 people, 3.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (7 people, 4.73%)
  2. Lamictal (6 people, 4.05%)
  3. Yasmin (6 people, 4.05%)
  4. Vitamin d (5 people, 3.38%)
  5. Fish oil (5 people, 3.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Mekka (2 years ago):

Female, 20, severe constipation!

I have had constipation ever since I have got the Mirena. Which was about 3-4 months ago. To have a bowel moment I have to take laxatives.
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