Review: could Mirena cause Hair Thinning?


Hair thinning 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 Lexapro, and have Contraception . We study 74,977 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,230 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.

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Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 75,364 users)

Hair Thinning

Hair thinning has been reported by people with rashes, insomnia, high blood pressure, erection problems, chest pain (latest reports from 51,225 Hair thinning patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

74,977 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 1,230 people (1.64%) have Hair Thinning

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Hair thinning?

Time on Mirena when people have Hair Thinning *:

  • < 1 month: 4.73 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.13 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.49 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.99 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.3 %
  • 10+ years: 0.22 %

Gender of people who have Hair Thinning when taking Mirena *:

  • female: 99.84 %
  • male: 0.16 %

Age of people who have Hair Thinning when taking Mirena *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.24 %
  • 10-19: 1.69 %
  • 20-29: 37.88 %
  • 30-39: 39.81 %
  • 40-49: 18.82 %
  • 50-59: 0.97 %
  • 60+: 0.6 %

Severity if Hair Thinning when taking Mirena **:

  • least: 26.67 %
  • moderate: 60.0 %
  • severe: 13.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hair Thinning **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (705 people)
  • Menorrhagia (60 people)
  • Depression (34 people)
  • Birth Control And Family Planning (22 people)
  • Adhd (21 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lexapro (28 people)
  • Xanax (25 people)
  • Ambien (24 people)
  • Crestor (21 people)
  • Adderall 10 (20 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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