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Review: could Mirena cause Epilepsy?

We study 62,559 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.

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Mirena

Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,914 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) (latest reports from 71,072 patients) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 62,559 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 59 people (0.09%) have Epilepsy.

Trend of Epilepsy in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Epilepsy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Epilepsy26.32%15.79%15.79%36.84%5.26%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Epilepsy0.00%0.00%9.09%29.55%40.91%20.45%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Epilepsy when taking Mirena ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Epilepsy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (13 people, 22.03%)
  2. Menorrhagia (9 people, 15.25%)
  3. Epilepsy (7 people, 11.86%)
  4. Sarcoidosis (2 people, 3.39%)
  5. Migraine (1 people, 1.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tegretol (5 people, 8.47%)
  2. Trileptal (4 people, 6.78%)
  3. Cerazette (4 people, 6.78%)
  4. Lamictal (3 people, 5.08%)
  5. Topamax (3 people, 5.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Sawsem on Feb, 18, 2013:

    I am a 28 year old mother of two. I have had 2 iuds. the first one was December 2007-December 2009. The 2nd one was January 2010-2/6/2013. I started having seizures in March 2010 and got diagnosed with a seizure disorder in September 2011. I was placed on seizure medication and things seemed better until I started experiencing seizures again. I was also having episodes throughout 2010-2/6/2013. I decided to get off the medication 6/28/2012. I believe that the mirena Iud is to blame for the seizures and should know pretty shortly for sure since the seizures/episodes occur around the time that I should be having a period if it wasn't for the iud

    Reply

    Felicia on Mar, 21, 2013:

    Hello
    I am a 30 years old mother of two who had her first seizure four days ago on her first day of her period. Please let me know if taking the IUD out helped.
    Thank you so much.

    Reply

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