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Review: could Mirena cause Headache?

Summary: Headache is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Topamax, and have Contraception.

We study 62,568 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,421 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Mirena

Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,918 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.

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Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,214,769 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

Trend of Headache reports

On Nov, 12, 2014: 62,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 1,436 people (2.30%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache17.33%32.19%17.90%13.14%14.67%4.57%0.19%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.09%3.98%37.72%36.22%19.70%2.30%0.00%

Severity of Headache when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache14.29%71.43%14.29%0.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (863 people, 60.10%)
  2. Menorrhagia (108 people, 7.52%)
  3. Endometriosis (20 people, 1.39%)
  4. Uterine leiomyoma (16 people, 1.11%)
  5. Dysmenorrhoea (14 people, 0.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Topamax (15 people, 1.04%)
  2. Lexapro (15 people, 1.04%)
  3. Zoloft (14 people, 0.97%)
  4. Ibuprofen (12 people, 0.84%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (11 people, 0.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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