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 Zoloft, and have Contraception . We study 92,183 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,105 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 92,673 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, fatigue (latest reports from 294,184 Headache patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

92,183 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 2,105 people (2.28%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Headache?

Time on Mirena when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 16.06 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.92 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.23 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Mirena *:

  • female: 99.28 %
  • male: 0.72 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Mirena *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.13 %
  • 10-19: 3.7 %
  • 20-29: 38.6 %
  • 30-39: 34.77 %
  • 40-49: 20.24 %
  • 50-59: 1.82 %
  • 60+: 0.69 %

Severity if Headache when taking Mirena **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 62.5 %
  • severe: 25.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 9.09 %
  • not yet: 90.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (1,177 people, 55.91%)
  • Menorrhagia (131 people, 6.22%)
  • Endometriosis (30 people, 1.43%)
  • Depression (23 people, 1.09%)
  • Pain (19 people, 0.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (26 people, 1.24%)
  • Topamax (23 people, 1.09%)
  • Nuvaring (16 people, 0.76%)
  • Ibuprofen (16 people, 0.76%)
  • Lexapro (15 people, 0.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (518 people, 24.61%)
  • Dizziness (384 people, 18.24%)
  • Abdominal Pain (376 people, 17.86%)
  • Fatigue (357 people, 16.96%)
  • Weight Increased (340 people, 16.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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