Could Mirena cause Epilepsy - from FDA reports
Epilepsy is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Keppra, and have Birth control . We study 94,154 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA. Among them, 77 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.
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Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 94,652 users)
Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, convulsion (latest reports from 56,422 Epilepsy patients).
On Nov, 23, 2016
94,154 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 77 people (0.08%) have Epilepsy
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Mirena when people have Epilepsy *:
- < 1 month: 14.81 %
- 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
- 6 - 12 months: 7.41 %
- 1 - 2 years: 25.93 %
- 2 - 5 years: 7.41 %
- 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Mirena *:
- female: 100 %
- male: 0.0 %
Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Mirena *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 5.77 %
- 20-29: 28.85 %
- 30-39: 42.31 %
- 40-49: 21.15 %
- 50-59: 1.92 %
- 60+: 0.0 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Keppra (10 people, 12.99%)
- Tegretol (6 people, 7.79%)
- Lamictal (4 people, 5.19%)
- Trileptal (3 people, 3.90%)
- Prednisolone (2 people, 2.60%)
Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Mirena, learn more )
Potential co-existing conditions
- Heavy Or Prolong Menstrual Bleeding (9 people, 11.69%)
Potential co-existing symptoms
- Malaise (12 people, 15.58%)
- Convulsion (9 people, 11.69%)
- Headache (8 people, 10.39%)
- Amenorrhoea (8 people, 10.39%)
- Grand Mal Convulsion (6 people, 7.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Hi, I am asking for my 18yr old nephew. He is diagnosed as epilepsy and left side hemiplegia. His seizures have gotten worse. They gave his mom two options. One of them being taking out a part of his brain that is showing too much activity that causes these siezures, yet they do t even know if ...
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