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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 Birth control.

We study 62,603 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.

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Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 62,955 Mirena 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 39,364 Epilepsy patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 62,602 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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