Could Mirena cause Epilepsy - from FDA reports


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 - 6 months, also take medication Keppra, and have Birth control . We study 93,496 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA. Among them, 76 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 Mirena 94,677 users)

Epilepsy

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 56,459 Epilepsy patients).

On Dec, 25, 2016

93,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 76 people (0.08%) have Epilepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Epilepsy?

Time on Mirena when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.71 %
  • 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: 5.88 %
  • 20-29: 29.41 %
  • 30-39: 41.18 %
  • 40-49: 21.57 %
  • 50-59: 1.96 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Birth Control (32 people, 42.11%)
  • Heavy Or Prolong Menstrual Bleeding (9 people, 11.84%)
  • Sarcoidosis (2 people, 2.63%)
  • Pain In Extremity (1 person, 1.32%)
  • Headache (1 person, 1.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (10 people, 13.16%)
  • Tegretol (6 people, 7.89%)
  • Lamictal (4 people, 5.26%)
  • Trileptal (3 people, 3.95%)
  • Prednisolone (2 people, 2.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Malaise (12 people, 15.79%)
  • Convulsion (9 people, 11.84%)
  • Headache (8 people, 10.53%)
  • Amenorrhoea (8 people, 10.53%)
  • Grand Mal Convulsion (6 people, 7.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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