Mirena and Headache - from FDA reports


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 Birth control . We study 93,496 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA. Among them, 2,194 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 94,701 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,239 Headache patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

93,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 2,194 people (2.35%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Headache?

Time on Mirena when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 15.59 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.02 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.46 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.87 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.54 %
  • 10+ years: 0.11 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Mirena *:

  • female: 99.31 %
  • male: 0.69 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Mirena *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.12 %
  • 10-19: 3.54 %
  • 20-29: 38.18 %
  • 30-39: 34.87 %
  • 40-49: 20.71 %
  • 50-59: 1.86 %
  • 60+: 0.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Birth Control (1,212 people, 55.24%)
  • Heavy Or Prolong Menstrual Bleeding (133 people, 6.06%)
  • Endometriosis (31 people, 1.41%)
  • Pain (23 people, 1.05%)
  • Depression (20 people, 0.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (25 people, 1.14%)
  • Topamax (23 people, 1.05%)
  • Ibuprofen (17 people, 0.77%)
  • Nuvaring (16 people, 0.73%)
  • Yasmin (15 people, 0.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (542 people, 24.70%)
  • Dizziness (434 people, 19.78%)
  • Abdominal Pain (390 people, 17.78%)
  • Fatigue (377 people, 17.18%)
  • Weight Increased (357 people, 16.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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