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Review: could Mirena cause Epilepsy?





Summary: Epilepsy is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Tegretol, and have Contraception.

We study 62,581 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 59 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Mirena and have Epilepsy >>>

Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 62,930 users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain.(latest reports from Epilepsy 37,206 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 62,568 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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  • Soon as i got the mirena two months later i started getting spots of vitiligo what should i do get the mirena removed and call and lawyer
    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who has Vitiligo, and takes Mirena)
    I got the Mirena inplanted In My uterus in Dec 2012 and Feb 2013 started to see spotes of Vitiligo I went to the dermatologist and was told that i for sure have Vitiligo.
  • What is the sugar content of hydroxyzine syrup? how will it interact with the ketogenic diet for seizure disorder?
    (Asked by a 18 year old boy who has Seizure Disorder)
    Son is starting the ketogenic diet again after having been successful and seizure free for 13 years. Seizures are creeping back in so we are staring the diet again. Hydroxyzine is the only med that might have an interaction because it is a liquid syrup. I can't find anything that tells me the sug ...
  • Mirena causing infected ingrown toenails?
    (Asked by a 37 year old woman who has Joint Stiffness, Ingrown Toenail, and takes Mirena)
    I've had mirena for 3 months and I've already noticed regular joint stiffness even after brief periods of rest. To boot I've gotten several ingrown toenails on each foot which is very unusual because I've not changed anything in my hygiene and I've never had ingrown toenails before mirena. It's quit ...
  • Can lamictal cause false positive pcp drug screen (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 42 year old woman who has Epilepsy, and takes Lamictal Xr)
    I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist an ...
  • Does nexplanon have nickel in it?
    (Asked by a 20 year old woman who has Nickel Allergy , Epilepsy, and takes Zantac, Lidocaine Hydrochloride, Gabapentin)
    I have a severe nickel allergy and I have epilepsy. I am considering explain to reduce periodes since my seizures are worse that time of the month. I need to know if nexplanon has nickel because I need to avoid it if it does.

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