Review: could Mirena cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 62,555 people who take Mirena. Among them, 148 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,806 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control, endometriosis. Commonly reported side effects of Mirena include device expulsion, vaginal haemorrhage, device dislocation, pregnancy with contraceptive device, abdominal pain aggravated.
Constipation (latest reports from 491,494 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 17, 2014: 58,883 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 142 people (0.24%) have Constipation.
Time on Mirena when people have Constipation * :
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Age of people who have Constipation when taking Mirena * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Mirena ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (92 people, 64.79%)
- Endometriosis (8 people, 5.63%)
- Menorrhagia (5 people, 3.52%)
- Depression (5 people, 3.52%)
- Thyroidectomy (5 people, 3.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levothyroxine sodium (7 people, 4.93%)
- Lamictal (5 people, 3.52%)
- Fish oil (5 people, 3.52%)
- Yasmin (5 people, 3.52%)
- Multi-vitamins (4 people, 2.82%)
* 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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