Review: could Mirena cause Constipation?


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lamictal, and have Contraception . We study 74,977 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 192 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 73,281 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 87,995 Constipation patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

74,977 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 192 people (0.26%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Constipation?

Time on Mirena when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 10.2 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.31 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.31 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Mirena *:

  • female: 99.48 %
  • male: 0.52 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Mirena *:

  • 0-1: 0.65 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.65 %
  • 20-29: 49.02 %
  • 30-39: 33.33 %
  • 40-49: 15.03 %
  • 50-59: 0.65 %
  • 60+: 0.65 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Mirena **:

  • least: 6.67 %
  • moderate: 40.0 %
  • severe: 40.0 %
  • most severe: 13.33 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (109 people)
  • Endometriosis (9 people)
  • Depression (9 people)
  • Birth Control (8 people)
  • Menorrhagia (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levothyroxine Sodium (7 people)
  • Lamictal (7 people)
  • Yasmin (6 people)
  • Percocet (6 people)
  • Aciphex (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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